This guy’s TED Talk sounds a lot like NobodyisFlyingthePlane. Lots of complaints, not too many solutions.
The staff here is a fan of TED Talks, the whole idea behind NobodyisFlyingthePlane is that things could be much better than they are, and that it wouldn’t be all that difficult if we could collectively see our problems in a different way. That seems to be the gist of a lot of TED stuff.
I doubt anyone would dispute that a lot of good ideas get heard because of TED Talks. Its surprising that more hasn’t come of them; that more action and changes haven’t resulted. It’ll be interesting to see if anybody rebuts this speaker in the coming weeks with lists of TED related accomplishments.
With all of the Silicon Valley bravado about disrupting, changing, and making money whilst doing it, I find it surprising that somebody hasn’t mashed up TED Talks and Kickstarter and gotten a few things done along the way.