Bassel Almehman

Medical Student, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

About Bassel

Languages

Arabic, English

TED Conference

TEDGlobal 2014

I'm passionate about

many things including social service, leadership, debating, independency, and personal development; helping people around make their dreams come true; inspiring people through actions and also words.

Talk to me about

empowering youth to build the future of societies; roles of leaders and members in making their teams go beyond expectations; developing events and conferences.

People don't know I'm good at

descriptive writing, lecturing, analysis, sarcasm, humor, advising, pre-planning, archery, decor, and other stuff.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Bassel Almehman
Posted 5 months ago
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
True, innocent people are the ones who should be looked at in this situation. Your second point is important when we talk about surveillance. Clearly the surveyor is fully aware of the fears in the mind of the population. However, not all of us are aware of the fears in the surveyor's mind. On a second note, civil obedience may sometimes lead to insecurity as sometimes the population fights itself because of opposing ideas and perspectives. So, all factors must be accounted for in surveillance. I have no thoughts regarding your point about patriotism, but I would say that change and progress and essential in life. Plus, I liked your use of DNA mutation as a clarifying example.
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Bassel Almehman
Posted 5 months ago
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
Well, you further clarified what Greenwald said, thank you. Just as you said, this is more than browsing habits. I think this issue has many complications and yet more to be discovered. It is a power, indeed, and we hope somehow this power will be used for the benefit of the good people.
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Bassel Almehman
Posted 6 months ago
Robert Swan: Let's save the last pristine continent
The initiative itself is a remarkable move. The world we live in has many beauties and if we don't appreciate and hold tight to them they will vanish only to leave us wishing we didn't ignore them. Swan and his people are doing a favor to all of us with this project, saving a beauty of earth. Such efforts are highly appreciated and make people more enthusiastic and careful about the world they live in. It's enlightening. Plus, I was really proud seeing people from Saudi Arabia taking action in this. Salute!
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Bassel Almehman
Posted 6 months ago
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
This is a very interesting talk powerfully given. But as I come to think about it, what would actually happen if any governmental party had details about my surfing habits and other privacy stuff? They're not going to harm me with this data anyways and they would be doing their job at the same time (checking security and having profiles about people). I'm not giving them an excuse to intrude into other people's lives but I'm pointing out that whether they did won't harm us. Surely people would feel more secure if they knew no one is having an eye on their surfing history but it's not like the government is going to tease a person or threaten him with that. Again, this was a very strong talk that I did actually like, but this is just a point to look at this subject from a different angle of view.
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Bassel Almehman
Posted almost 2 years ago
Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again
So, eventually, the best you can be, is yourself. Learn from others' experience and add all that to yours. When you become a successful person, people around will get from your experience. In that way, you have helped people through helping yourself! what more could you ask for? This is one of the very best TEDTalks I've ever watched in my entire life!