Technology Entertainment Design (TED) was an idea put forward by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in the year 1984, they believed that the idea had the power and potential to change the world. The provided the entrepreneurs of tomorrow a platform to present, scrutinize and evolve their idea into actions. Held annually since the year 1990 it has housed some very serious talents and some very wonderful ideas. From Al Gore to Jimmy Wales, Legend after legend has donned this stage, where innovation was a mere habit.
The TED mission statement reads on.
“We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately,
The world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and
inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious
souls to engage with ideas and each other.”
Every time you hear a TED talk it leaves you in awe, awe at the progress of technology, awe at the profoundness of human thought and awe at the magnificence of humanity’s creative abundance. Each video, portraying an interesting idea that could possibly change the world tomorrow. A cool conference of highly successful people, putting their head together to solve tomorrow’s big problems. What strikes me most about the TED conferences are the sheer scope and scale of the ideas. People inventing state of the art technologies and people finding innovative ways to work with humanities age old problems.
That’s all about TED in a nutshell. I suggest you see a TED video often, If you have never you should see one right now. Just to stay in touch with the humanitarian and innovative side of the humanity.
Find more about TED at www.ted.com
11 thoughts on “TED: The Ideas Worth Spreading”
Abs right.. My husband and me have been greta fans of the TED talk for some time now. Luckily we got a chance to attend the talk in Dubai recently. This is indeed one show one must not miss.. Hope more people read this and more people get to know about it.
Keep sharing more info on this!
Good that you posted this. I am a follower of TED.
TED is brilliant. thanks for shring its background
Love TED… it's so inspiring…I have seen Pranav Mistri's show.
TED is always captivating and inspiring! I wish to attend one, maybe perhaps sometime some day as a speaker or even an attendee
@Kajal: Indeed its wonderful, why don't you share your experience and let me read it. I sure for one would like it!
@ Kinara and @ Mak : thanks for dropping by
@ConfusedYuppie Indeed they are brilliant, the sheer volume of innovative ideas are mind boggling
Pranav's show is soooo popular, There are many such ones that will absolutely rock you!
@delhizen You are ambitious! A secret between us, I sure would like to be able to speak in a TED conference. Psst! Don't tell anyone