We are looking for Europeans of different nationalities that can speak about the refugee invasion in your country and how this REALLY is affecting you. Are you in Hungary, Greece, Germany, France, Italy, Austria or another country being heavily invaded? Please reach out: views@redicecreations.com or @rediceradio We want to speak with you!

TED Talks Don’t Work - They’re Dumbed Down and Ineffective, Says TED Talker
2014-01-09 0:00

By Red Ice Creations

TED TALKS, But Says Little

University Professor Benjamin Bratton has given the TED talk to end all TED talks - perhaps literally.

TED talks are public speaking engagements which highlight scientific ideas and solutions. They’re "often seen as presenting a non-profit forum of thoughts and concepts that would otherwise be missed by the mainstream and insulated research communities." Source

Bratton, associate professor of visual arts at the University of California, gave a talk which shunned the TED formula of "ideas worth spreading".

Specifically, he characterized the talks as "middlebrow megachurch infotainment" and "placebo politics", and he’s not alone. Past critics have suggested that TED talks are acts “that turns scientists and thinkers into low-level entertainers”.

TED talks are host to great ideas and are held (usually) with the best of intentions, but as the popularity and exposure of the talks grew, so too did the uneasiness of TED organizers about message control. Mainstream and consensus scientific ideas are seen as ’fit’ for TED, others not so much.

Red Ice Creations wrote an article detailing the censorship exerted by the organizing committee members of what is supposed to be an open stage for scientific discovery and open-minded exchange.

TED: Some ideas TOO fascinating - Hancock, Sheldrake’s censored talks

Apparently Professor Bratton agrees that the science is NOT settled when it comes to TED talks, and under the current paradigm these performances are not an idea worth continuing.

Yahoo reports:

[...]Bratton delivered his critique of TED, a nonprofit that says it’s devoted to "ideas worth spreading," during a TED talk, of all places. In an 11-minute rebuke, Bratton asks why the proposed bright futures often promised in TED talks don’t come true. He lists a series of reasons why, but resists coming up with "one simple takeaway," because, to him, over-simplification is one of the shortcomings of TED, which stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design."

If we really want transformation, we have to slog through the hard stuff (history, economics, philosophy, art, ambiguities, contradictions). Bracketing it off to the side to focus just on technology, or just on innovation, actually prevents transformation. Instead of dumbing-down the future, we need to raise the level of general understanding to the level of complexity of the systems in which we are embedded and which are embedded in us.

Bratton continued:
"At a societal level, the bottom line is if we invest in things that make us feel good but which don’t work, and don’t invest things that don’t make us feel good but which may solve problems, then our fate is that it will just get harder to feel good about not solving problems. In this case the placebo is worse than ineffective, it’s harmful."

By Red Ice Creations

Related Articles
Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals - Nature, Science
Internet inventor slams UK, US for ’appalling and foolish’ surveillance and censorship

Latest News from our Front Page

Times of Israel: "When it comes to Jewish ties, no GOP candidate trumps Trump"
2015-10-05 3:33
Presbyterian himself, Republican presidential hopeful’s daughter, two grandkids are Jewish; endorsed Netanyahu; called Obama ‘worst enemy’ of Israel Among the expansive field of Republican presidential candidates on display in the party’s first debates Thursday night, Donald Trump may be the most closely connected to the Jewish people. Trump is from New York, works in professions saturated with Jews and long has been ...
The Decay of Western Civilization
2015-10-05 3:34
Description from YouTube: Thank god the allies won! Can you imagine what life on earth would have been like had those evil Nazis won? The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence - luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition - are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next. Source: youtube.com Anti German war ...
Donald Trump is getting sucked into some weird cult
2015-10-04 23:51
"Cuckout" warning for all fans of The Trump. You might be triggered by this: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); As Trump guides this mans hand onto his face The following is said: "The only two nations that have ...
EU Must Get Ready: UN Predicts 1.4 MILLION Migrants to Arrive in Next Two Years
2015-10-04 3:05
Comment: The UN know and encourage these kinds of numbers to come into Europe, see comment below the article for more. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced that it expects 700,000 migrants and refugees to reach Europe via the Mediterranean this year and predicted at least the same amount again in 2016. A spokesman for UNHCR Adrian Edwards confirmed that the figures ...
Oops: Did CNN Just Admit the U.S. Is Working with ISIS? & The ISIS Conspiracy
2015-10-04 1:33
Because we wouldn't want Russia to have an accidental skirmish with the U.S.-led ISIS coalition, now would we? Source: youtube.com The ISIS Conspiracy By Brandon Martinez The ISIS Conspiracy is a video series created by independent journalist and writer Brandon Martinez and is based on his book The ISIS Conspiracy: How Israel and the West Manipulate Our Minds Through Fear. In Part I Martinez ...
More News »