Casey Tyack

Columbus, OH, United States

About Casey

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English, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

Teach your own children as much as you can, and only rely on a public system to teach them what you cannot.

I'm passionate about

philosophy, ethics, new technology, world events, scientific discoveries.

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Anything that could be classified under what i described in "I'm passionate about."

People don't know I'm good at

Looking at a system in place and analyzing it not based on what it has done in the past, but what it could do in the future.

My TED story

I would like more than anything to cut power from 2pm to 3pm each day. Only companies who supply X% of their own power with renewable energy may function during this time using generators. This would relieve some of the strain on the government to provide funds for the transition to more stable forms of energy, and also help cure part of our unhealthy relationship with work in the US. Larger facilities would be forced to allow their workers a 2nd break even if they did provide X% of their own energy, because the amount of energy required to be supplied by generators may be unrealistic for them to operate at full capacity. The peak in our power usage may not be the same when we do the most work in a day.

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Posted 11 months ago
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism
If it's for the persons own benefit, then it's debatable whether giving to an organization that can cure such a number of people of blindness is better than funding one single seeing eye dog. If they see someone outside with a seeing eye dog, I'd think they're more likely to remember their own donation if they had funded one than if they had funded something that was curable in a part of the world that they don't interact with. If it's only about being effective as an altruist, then efficiency is a great thing to focus on, but this specific argument falls short of its target. It was mentioned that some do it for their own benefit, but if they don't quite manage to invest in things that they can consistently feel are important and be reminded of them, it's questionable whether it's better to judge the actions through how effective you are as an altruist compared to how effective your altruism is for you.
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Posted about 1 year ago
Jessica Green: We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.
I worry about this talks reliance on visual graphics to convey points, but I think it was used rather well as the talk progressed. Still, I hope it doesn't become too common, and I hope we don't lose interesting and insightful talks by introducing it as a requirement to garner attention.
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Posted over 1 year ago
Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk
This talk reminds me of philosophy 101 in a good way, in that the entire point is not to draw conclusions without proper information, and not to ignore the many components of one point. It's rather surprising how often this basic idea is ignored, even in daily life.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
"We believe what it is what we want to hear" is something I would agree with, and that seems to be what this talk is when it really comes down to it, mysticisms about spotting lies. What could change vocal patterns, to be clear and concise in a situation? Individual perceptions of the most effective way to respond to the situation (honesty or dishonesty not included), perhaps changing a little bit if they feel the other person isn't hearing what they're trying to convey in an attempt to clarify. What needs to be understood is that unless you already have a good understanding of someones vocal patterns you couldn't spot "telltale signs" even if they actually existed. The most important challenge for this though is real world testing vs a series of set up situations, are all of these things from individual research, which can push results one way or another? Or are they from a series of cases? Do the cases outweigh the things that do not fall into what they say? This is one talk where I really wish people had to cite sources, because the information is just not convincing to me.
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Posted over 2 years ago
What's your TED habit?
I wake up in the morning and watch whatever came out that day while I catch up on news from the websites i follow. Sometimes it comes out a bit late so i watch it that evening instead, but it's a daily morning routine that I've been doing for close to 2 years now, and I've found that it's a nice way to start the day.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Is it acceptable for a government to block media that it deems inaccurate or damaging under any circumstances? (social or cable)
personally i don't believe that social media should be turned off for any reason, whether that is telephones or internet. If the information is available to a public mass it is also available to police, and they should be able to respond no slower than any who would wish to abuse it by grouping at certain areas. Any monitoring they do for these should have to be in an open format within several months of the incident, excluding the measures they used to acquire said information. For cable media, i believe it should be monitored, with an active bar about the accuracy of reports coming back into the country. They should have greater ability to pressure cable to report accurately, (in an open format, so to be answerable to their people) in times of disaster. This is not to say they should be able to actively take something off air, but i would also have to argue that there needs to be greater accountability during and after riots, natural disasters, etc, for the people to vote on measures that should be taken against cable news, whom are at this point not actually accountable to anyone. Whether this is greater financial pressure than they normally enjoy (to the point that purposely airing inaccurate information to gain views costs them more than it gains them) or other means that they find appropriate. I feel there are currently no real measures to hold these organizations accountable, they are protected by something similar to our 'to big to fail' corporations that put us in so much financial trouble recently.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?
"Don't understand the difference between making love and doing porn." That isn't a one sex thing, several women i've been worth clearly don't understand or care about the difference between the two. For the video gaming claim, how is this much different then TV or other forms of entertainment? Even single player games can still be fun for a group if its entertaining, so it becomes social. At 21, 10k hours (5-21) would be 1.7 hours a day, which can comfortably fit into relaxation or enjoyment spread throughout a day. Winding down or stress relief is necessary, whether that's a book (been happening for centuries) or a movie, or tv, and none of them have social value that is above another. If anything the grouping of new releases and well liked games provides the possibility of a social base with strangers that just wasn't there before, past what are known to be well liked games (which, like books, gets boring if mentioned too often, but is good to have there to fall back on.) Instead, why not suggest a greater prevalence of gaming conventions, or better awareness of it in each area? There is a common ground for social interaction with a large variety of people that they don't know, and gives them the chance to create and maintain social circles.
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Posted almost 3 years ago
How will you take part in JR's TED Prize wish?
I think i will try to go around and try to photograph and journal the people and shops where i live that aren't all parts of enormous corporations. I will have to dig to find them though, since the only two that I know of are Japanese grocery stores. If i can find any that make their own products from scratch i'll put in as many details as i can ( i don't mean separating and baking a premade package, like the massive grocery stores here do) and i will try to document and share as much as they will let me, as well as what inspired them to create their store. what i care about is authenticity, and this to me, embodies that.