Christopher Reid

Sales, Best Buy
Saint Joseph, MO, United States

About Christopher

Bio

I am a student of life, seeking it's many lessons. I have a High School diploma, I also have around 100 credit hours at MWSU. As a child I was in boy scouts and played and umpired baseball, I also rough housed quite a bit. As a teenager, I continued in scouts till I reached Life scout. I would continue to be a trouble maker but I would later turn to Geek/Nerd culture that was arising in 90's and 00's culture. Today I am currently taking a break from University in order to learn and search for life's lessons. I once majored in Business Administration and Computer Electronic Engineering. While in university I worked for Best Buy, where I now work for Best Buy Mobile as my current occupation. As I've repeated I am in search of life's lessons and I am also in search for true knowledge, the purest form of learning. Finding reason and chaos where it might be and forming a beautiful picture on the canvas of my mind. Hopefully some day I will have this world 's great symphony and I will join you all in it's magnificent orchestra.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Business Management, Computer Electronic Engineering, Social Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Acquisition, Philosohpy, Human nature

An idea worth spreading

Social Learning Networks- Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, >.> TED, and etc. Instead of learning in a musty old school, one should find the teacher and lessons that are on the field. While on the field network to other students and teachers like you, Much how TED finds unique individuals and allows them to speak on stage and later shared around the world through social networks, People who seek higher education in it's truest form should do it on the field and share their triumphs and mistakes to others around the world and learn form those successes and mistakes and learn from those that find the time to comment on your journey and from that create your learning network. Instead of just a network of your friends, everyone would also have a network of their students, teachers, and fellow knowledge seekers. I say all of this knowing it's already happening in our culture but I fear it is still a scary and new idea to those in power, so I whisper to you hoping that they can hear.

I'm passionate about

Learning, technology, Human nature, politics, World Culture, Reasoning, Dancing, Music, Art, Love, Peace, War, Honor, Cosmos, Physics, Astronomy, Science, Time, Food, Drink, Smoke, Fun, Anime.

Talk to me about

New Ideas, Old Ideas, Culture, Science, Human nature, Love, peace, war, honor, Time, Physics.

People don't know I'm good at

Sweet Talking, Beer drinking and hell raising :p Just ask me on my Google + or twitter or facebook page.

My TED story

Pretty much trying to make my case of Life and it's various lessons.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Christopher Reid
Posted over 3 years ago
Improving TED Conversations system. (Suggestions)
Enable "at least" text emotes, we don't have to take the feeling out of intelligent conferences. Makes me feel like I'm in a big room of people who think they know everything. I mean I already feel like that when I go to lectures. COLON AND A CAPITAL D LINKED TOGETHER. Thank you for your time.
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Christopher Reid
Posted over 3 years ago
What is your favourite quote and why?
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein Story of my life... Thank you for your time :D
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Christopher Reid
Posted over 3 years ago
Development or Destruction, where are we heading?
I think the simple but not so simple answer to this is we should strive to understand everything before blindly going forward, which is part of the scientific method. Doesn't always work but this universe is full of improbabilities, not impossibilities. So it order to move forward we have to take that step. I better stop rambling before it becomes a bunch of what if non sense. Thank you for your time.
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Christopher Reid
Posted over 3 years ago
Technology doesn't kill the magic
Of course it doesn't kill the magic, the best way I can put this is what Physics world has been having trouble for years. Before we were in space we saw the laws of science as what they were on Earth only. Then we went in to space and the laws would have to be changed or were confirmed but while in space we look up and what we see are other galaxies and systems and black holes and dark matter and etc. The same problem comes in to effect when trying to understand the effects of the law of physics when thought of on the smallest of scales. The moral of the story is when you thought you have climbed the top of the mountain, you see on top of the mountain that there are ranges of mountains some even taller than the one you climbed. Now, in the case of technology recording these feats well it they taped the moon landing and it only sparked inspiration to the greatest minds ever to live so, I don't think that kills the magic either. Thank you for your time/space
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Christopher Reid
Posted over 3 years ago
How might teachers implement sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube to engage students in their education?
I thinking teachers when going through their education or when they go off for training, should be taught on how to take advantage of social network learning. I hear so often that it's a great idea but it causes to much distractions and to that statement I say that this is an idea that will get bigger and if not taught or trained properly teachers in our school systems will fall behind. Now that I had my rant, here's my idea, Network learning: Student and School participation. Have classes create and monitor social network accounts, reward students that participate in sharing their thoughts and ideas on homework, projects, tests, quizzes. Keep in mind this is only an option for the student, I must agree that learning is done in the classroom unless we are talking about learning on an adult level, on an adult level social network learning should be required, encouraged and in practice today. Thank you for all of your time, I hope I didn't rant too much.