christopher hamburger

Astoria, NY, United States

About christopher

Bio

I'm chris, an aspiring writer, entrepreneur, self-proclaimed philosopher, creator and overall good person.

An idea worth spreading

I one day want to start an international holiday where every person has the day off no matter their industry, to pray, meditate, party, relax, whatever their desire as long as their thoughts are positive and well-meaning. The idea would be to mirror the Hajj at Mecca and focus the world's energy and thought into one day a year of positive thinking not under religion, not under nationait6y but under the identity that we are all humans living on the same planet

I'm passionate about

World sustanance, space exploration, solutions to the world's problems, unity under humanity

Comments & conversations

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christopher hamburger
Posted over 2 years ago
A worldwide irrigation system.
@ edward i understand there is no profit but water should not be something that we have to pay for. Isn't that the problem today? Too many people thinking along the lines that you suggested. Also isn't that the purpose of TED? to bring together ideas that might change the world with people who can make those ideas possible? Thanks for your input though.
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christopher hamburger
Posted over 2 years ago
Can we ever know how another person "senses" the world?
I believe there is indeed a big amount of trust required to answer this. "No one will ever truly no another person." I'm not sure if thats a quote i heard or just something older quotes have jumbled to form but I think it is true. We may tell people our deepest secrets or what not and they may know us but they will never know us as only we will fully know us. We are the only ones thinking and not every thought you have is recorded not every desire not every emotion even in a journal there's always a chance that something is forgotten. I think this carries over to sensory perception, we can trust that someone sees the sky similarly to us, if not the same, but we will never know 100%. Unless someone creates a technology that will allow you to slip in and out of someone else's senses :P The real issue I think is how can our differing perceptions and sensory awareness be used to connect people on a larger scale? How can we get more people who don't see blues as vibrant or smell pumpkin pie as strongly, to experience life through their senses as strongly as other people do?