Benjamin Hoffman

Data analyist
Midland, MI, United States

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Data Analysis

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sustainable methods, helping the human species (AS A WHOLE)

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Benjamin Hoffman
Posted over 4 years ago
Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage?
It was quite apparent, the moment that the soldier appeared on stage, that there was a discomfort about the audience. Typically, an on-stage display of technology being put to every day use warrants at least a mild applause, but in this instance, only produced silence. With that being said, the impression that the audience left at that moment, I believe, said everything there is to say on the matter. However, on that note, it does generate further gray area, especially in the field of augmented reality applications, where military-based funding holds a dominant portion of the market.