TEDGlobal 2010

Report from TEDGlobal Session 2: Human Systems

Posted by: Matthew Trost

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The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley says prosperity is “the saving of time while satisfying your needs.” The discussion of individual IQ is irrelevant. The collective brain is what matters to social prosperity.

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Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From: We should value connecting ideas more than protecting them. A lot of important ideas have very long incubation periods, and I call this the “slow hunch.”

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Chris Wild explains what it means to be a “retronaut.” He asks, “What was everybody in the past doing?”

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Peter Molyneux wants to revolutionize storytelling. He says “films and TV are rubbish because they don’t involve the audience.” He demos “Milo,” an interactive story built for Microsoft’s new Kinect game control system.

Photos: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Comments (10)

  • Roger Peters commented on Aug 20 2010

  • Samuel Batista commented on Aug 15 2010

    Seriously now… it’s been a month and you guys still haven’t posted the video?! I hope you guys aren’t going to wait until the game comes out, because I really want to see what Molyneux and his team have accomplished with this device.

  • Niklas Wahrman commented on Aug 10 2010

    When will you release the video of Molyneux’s talk?

  • Petter Solberg commented on Jul 23 2010

    When will you release the video of Molyneux’s talk?

  • Petter Solberg commented on Jul 23 2010

    When will you release the video of Molyneux’s talk?

  • Petter Solberg commented on Jul 23 2010

    When will you release the video of Molyneux’s talk?

  • Petter Solberg commented on Jul 23 2010

    When will you release the video of Molyneux’s talk?

  • Rico Alexander commented on Jul 21 2010

    Where’s the freakin’ Molyneux Milo talk?

  • Henrique Almeida commented on Jul 14 2010

    When we could get the video of the Molyneux presentation in TED’s website or youtube?

    • Niklas Wahrman commented on Jul 16 2010

      Yeah I want to see that talk too! Really looking forward to see how real Milo acts