It’s TED time for Vancouver


Locutus
#1
This being an avant-garde crowd [if you’re among the few who can afford to attend, don’t forget to sport your new Google Glasses] there are also geneticists, theoretical physicists, cyber-security experts, “user experience masters,” climate scientists, “techno-illusionists,” astronomers, futurists and, of course, a “firefly expert.”

'scientific Pablum...turns scientists...into low-level entertainers...middlebrow megachurch infotainment'

https://twitter.com/NeilJEdmondson/s...95280377044993 (external - login to view)

really cool people

It’s TED time for Vancouver: Real cool people, but kinda pricey (external - login to view)


sounds exciting enough for a stick of cool gum

Last edited by Locutus; Mar 19th, 2014 at 07:52 AM..
 
tay
#2
Edward Snowden makes surprise visit at Vancouver conference






Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Administration secrets and perhaps the most wanted man in the world, made a surprise visit to the TED conference in Vancouver Tuesday.


That he did so from a robotic mobile camera he controlled from his secret location in Russia didn't take away from the moment.





He criticized web companies like Amazon for allowing the NSA access to data, and in an impromptu meeting on the stage with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, endorsed his call for a Magna Carta bill of rights for the Internet.


"We need to encode our values not just in writing, but in the structure of the Internet," Snowden said.


"People should be able to buy a book online . . . without wondering about how these events are going to look to an agent of the government."






more: TED2014: Youthful innovators prime pump for Talks (external - login to view)
 
mentalfloss
#3
Thank you for the real story, tay.
 
Locutus
#4
Yeah, thank you tay.
 
tay
#5
Well it may not be the only story out of TED Van but it is one of them........
 
petros
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

This being an avant-garde crowd [if you’re among the few who can afford to attend, don’t forget to sport your new Google Glasses] there are also geneticists, theoretical physicists, cyber-security experts, “user experience masters,” climate scientists, “techno-illusionists,” astronomers, futurists and, of course, a “firefly expert.”

'scientific Pablum...turns scientists...into low-level entertainers...middlebrow megachurch infotainment'

https://twitter.com/NeilJEdmondson/s...95280377044993 (external - login to view)

really cool people

It’s TED time for Vancouver: Real cool people, but kinda pricey (external - login to view)


sounds exciting enough for a stick of cool gum

$7500 will buy a lot of Juicy Fruit
 
Locutus
#7
I'm more of an individual

 
tay
#8
This year’s TED Prize winner – Charmian Gooch of Global Witness – has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award “to make it impossible for criminals and corrupt dictators to hide behind anonymous companies.” The announcement was made live and online from the TED stage in Vancouver, with support from leading members of the business, political, law enforcement and campaigning community.




Join the global campaign to stop people hiding behind anonymous companies in order to steal, evade tax, traffic drugs and loot billions from some of the world’s poorest countries here.





www.globalwitness.org/library...mous-companies (external - login to view)
 

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