Since this year, TED is celebrating its 30th anniversary at Vancouver with all things being bigger and better, we at IIT (BHU) decided that the main conference could not be missed. So, this year, we are organizing TEDxIITBHULive, where we will broadcast the main conference for our audience.
This year's theme is "The Next Chapter"
In 1949, George Orwell contemplated the future. He did not paint a rosy picture for mankind in the year 1984. It was expected that we would forfeit our independent thought, that we would forsake our spirit of inquiry. Instead, in 1984, TED was born. And it was the complete opposite of the Orwellian dystopia. It talked of curiosity and open-mindedness. And in the thirty years since, TED has astounded the world with its unfailing verve for the new, for the amazing and for the beautiful. But now on its 30th anniversary, just as Orwell once did, TED too will contemplate the future, albeit with a little more context and a lot more chutzpah.
Welcome to "The Next Chapter" where the greatest minds will come together and look back at the past thirty years, the successes, the failures. Then, standing on the shoulders of past and contemporary giants, they will contemplate the future - the future of technology, entertainment and design. Will we have the robot servants that Asimov wrote of? Or only melting glaciers? Will Google Glass help us appreciate the beauty around us more? Or will it only entomb us further in our virtual worlds? Nothing will be off-limits, no stone left unturned as the experts of the world discuss The Next Chapter Of Mankind.