Jordan Harrison Posted almost 3 years ago Should TED allow demonstrations of military equipment and uniform on the TED stage? I feel there's a significant difference between weapons manufacturing and "military technology" such as this. I support TED's position of not allowing weapons technology to be promoted through this site, but in a case like this, there are clear applications for the technology that do not involve the military- everything from search and rescue teams to Fed-Ex delivery workers. Even when designed for and purchased by the military, it's important to remember that the military is involved in many non-aggressive, humanitarian efforts that technology like this can inspire and aid. Was it in bad taste for the presenter to bring a uniformed military member? Perhaps. But I don't think his presence is so offensive that the implications of technology being presented should be ignored like that.