Everyone loves to love Google. With its uncluttered interface, useful services and utterly likeable founders (TEDsters both), what’s not to like? But what if the friendly search engine revealed a sinister under-belly? What if it reneged on its corporate mantra, “Don’t Be Evil.” Such ponderings are fueling one of the most entertaining memes in the blogosphere: The Evil Search Engine Scenario. TEDGlobal producer Bruno Giussani and The Search author John Battelle have been swapping Hollywood-worthy stories of a world in which Google switches sides ….
The theme of TED2013 is “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” So how did we find those undiscovered speakers with incredible stories to share? From April to June 2012, TED held a worldwide talent search. Working with TEDx organizers in 14 cities across the globe — Amsterdam, Bangalore, Doha, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, New York, São […]
Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks a listen. The roots of good and evil: Simon Baron Cohen at TEDxHousesofParliament How is it that otherwise intelligent people can inflict such […]