Tyler Gross

Student
Salt Lake City, UT, United States

About Tyler

Bio

One day, when allowed without conflict, I am going to teach people how to live.

I'm passionate about

People, Education, English, Writing, Percussive Arts, Sound, Mathamatics, and any sort of Universal Code.

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ideas worth spreading.

My TED story

I won't sugar coat it: Andrew Bird's performance was featured on the website StumbleUpon, and I came looking for more.

Comments & conversations

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Tyler Gross
Posted over 3 years ago
How do you imagine self driving cars will change the future?
If cars were to be driving themselves, I think the first thing that would have to change would be the seating arrangements. Instead of 5 seats in one direction, try 6 seats facing a table in the middle. This would allow more family face-time and much more conformability. Roadways would have to change too, I believe. They’re designed in a way that allows everyone to logically travel together. In such a scenario, we would no longer be concerned with judgment of the individuals, but quick access on the roadway. I had an idea concerning car-to-car communication. What if there was some sort of holographic sign above every car (almost like a portable "twitter" status), which gave more insight on mood of the driver, or urgency of their situation. For example "Medical emergency", "In labor", "New driver", "Road rage", "In a hurry" I don't know too much about such a technology, but I know that a little more communication than flipping the bird would create happier traffic.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Is guilt an emotion that educated people should experience?
To clear it up for myself- and others as well- what your are saying is: -The brain's limbic system holds altruism and irrationalities -People are not guilty because they're educated, but rather educated because they're guilty -In our evolving mind, we have childlike emotions which nurture guilt towards the people we're affectionate about? Does that clear it up for the most part?
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Posted over 3 years ago
Is guilt an emotion that educated people should experience?
Good point. I'll sharpen those two questions. 1. If an educated, rich man steals money from someone of a lesser background, should the rich man feel guilty? 3.If you reap the benefits of another's wrong-doing, can you still abide by moral value? Thank you for helping me specify.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Why not reform education around Gardener's Multiple Intelligences theory?
The problem with this, Nicholas, would be dueling with fundementalists. Sadly, some parents don't like their kids questioning. I don't think people are ready to pay for kids to learn to their fullest extent. I really do like that idea though. I feel these thoughts will be considered in a more progressive society in the future. However, after some thought, I'm sure that neither of our ideas will be expressed as long as we still hold on to simple principles.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Why not reform education around Gardener's Multiple Intelligences theory?
Good thoughts! People who have tested in multiple intelligences have never had one clear result. ( Like Nicholas said, it's an unclear process) People tend to have 2 or 3 areas they could be brilliant in. So there is no way I could suggest an absolute school for every different kind of learner. I like scenerios. Let's do one of those. Your friend, the sculptor takes the quiz. He tests in as a Spatial and a Logical-Math learner. Spatial means he has the capability to learn more efficiantly when dealing with tangable/ visable results. Ligical-Math is, well, pretty obvious. In my vision, your friend would take the required classes (such as english, math, history..) in a way that best suits his intelligence. He might learn about History by building a model of his favorite invention during the industrial revelution. Or about music by building an instrument. I think there is a lot of need for something like this.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Agonisticism: being selfish for a better world.
The thing about Ayn Rand is that her philiosophical ideas are much-needed in our times. Her ideas are not based around profit, but she does not fail to recognize that for many people, earning a profit is what makes people happy. What I take from her work is that you need to do what makes you happy. I look at her work and find optimistic realism. But as far as politics are concerned, she's a little far up on the laissz-faire scale.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Why don't people believe in God?
Okay let's assume that the idea of God was even a valid arguement. Tell me, TEDders: Which is a more beutiful world: World A In this world every single choice made is made by one person and one person alone. This person may love you, but he or she doesn't allow you to speak for yourself, allow you to celebrate your victories, allow you to spread ideas without being condemed. But he or she loves you! World B In this world every single choice made is made by one person and one person alone. This person is you. You are allowed to take on any challenge, allowed to express your opinions with your equals, allowed to learn your own talents, allowed to fix your own problems, allowed to celebrate your own victories, allowed to live. And nothing matters in this world for you. The beauty of it is, you can live in either world in your mind.
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Posted over 3 years ago
Agonisticism: being selfish for a better world.
One thing that I think would really clear this conversation up is the meaning of the word "ego". What I believe Ben is implying is that a truely selfish man would not work hard in life to boost up any sort of image: a egoist is only concerned with how he percieves the "world". Meaning that any selfish man (selfish in the full sense) would not work for any God, any sort of power, or any man's respect. People need to learn to take responsibility for their own actions in order to allow people to live happily around one another. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukJiBZ8_4k
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Posted over 3 years ago
Why do we need memory to sustain life?