SYSTEMS:TED (and its various conferences - "Talks", "X", etc) is held up by many as a benchmark for not only how to host an event but also how forward-looking a society can and should be. But perhaps the very concept of TED actually hinders progress into nothing more than an exclusive club and PR machine? Read more on The Guardian.
Talking about the future, as they do at TED, is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.
But have you ever wondered why so little of the future promised in TED talks actually happens?
So much potential and enthusiasm, and so little actual change. Are the ideas wrong?
Or is the idea about what ideas can do all by themselves wrong?
Read more on The Guardian
NB: Regardless of the article above, this remains for us one of the best TED talks: How schools kill creativity (Ken Robinson).