Nick Brown Posted over 1 year ago Is TED Talks a recipe for civilisational disaster? I hope TED is a recipe for civilization disaster, TED gives people the option to think about things that will improve our world. Look at the facts, in the long run things have gotten better when people have had time to think. So any website that gives people the opportunity to think and brainstorm can only be good for society. So to answer the questions simply, yes, though TED may not be the apparent cause.