Sidartha Murjani

problem solver
Tangerang, Indonesia

About Sidartha

Bio

I recently graduated from McMaster University, Canada with a double degree in Political science and Economics. I was born in Indonesia to parents of indian descent. Throughout my university life, i have always had a passion for social justice and human rights issues. I am also part musician, dancer, actor and many other things.

Areas of Expertise

musician, dancer and actor, Linguistic ability, Economics, International Politics, People Bonding, Connector, Social Justice/Human Rights, Recycling

An idea worth spreading

In my opinion our current economic system is not sustainable, because basically we are using a piece of paper (money) to trade for natural resources. The original creation for money was to ease the transaction of bartering, so instead of trying to find someone who wants what you have, you just trade in money and then you use the money to buy something that you want. However this is not sustainable because as the money supply increases, the more natural resources are bought at a faster rate which does not allow these resources to reproduce. An alternative is to change our economic system from a monetary based to a nature base. So instead of trading with money we trade with natural resources. Hence if i want a banana, to compensate for the banana i have to plant something of equal value.

I'm passionate about

Life and all its diversity in every aspect. From culture to chemistry to technology.

Talk to me about

anything and everything

People don't know I'm good at

acquiring random knowledge and applying it in different situations

My TED story

Just started watching some videos, really enjoyed it and going to start translating talks soon.

Comments & conversations

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Sidartha Murjani
Posted about 3 years ago
Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world
Very interesting talk, i really like how he emphasized the idea that sharing or collaboration will have a benefit to the individual/organization. But on the other hand that kind of beats the purpose of sharing or collaborating. I think its great that he brought nature into the picture with technology but my questions is, how as we become more and more as he says it "open" in terms of technology, how will we become more connected with nature as well, his example of the starlings was just to promote collaboration, but i am interested to know if anyone has any ideas how we can continue to developed technologically but at the same time still be connected to nature in the sense that we don't continue destroying it.
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Sidartha Murjani
Posted about 5 years ago
Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks
Very interesting and visionary talk. I think this is the way of the future, the people of the world are going to take power into their own hands away from the politicians, professionals etc. Throughout history our hierarchical system has proven to be the biggest obstacle to true progress. My definition of true progress is when a society functions in such a way that every one living in that society has the opportunity to maximize their potential. With our current system there is so many obstacle blocking the individual from unearthing their potential
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Sidartha Murjani
Posted about 5 years ago
Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing
very interesting talk, i really enjoy the comments you guys post up in response to the talk very positive and constructive. the best part of the talk for me is the nail polish example, how our visual perception on things can totally change our opinions. opinions,