What is /pol/'s take on TED Talks?
>Wake up 10 minutes ago and go to make myself breakfast
>Sister is watching TED Talk
>It's some lady talking about research she's done at various institutions to find a common quality in individuals who succeed
>After 5 minutes of vomit inducing buzzwords, arrives at the MINDBLOWING assertion that said quality is "grit", and "grit" is perseverence, pushing through, and good work ethic
>Expect her to build upon that as it's a really fucking obvious answer
>Nope, she ends her talk in the next 2 minutes, no further assertions whatsoever and finishes with the exact words : "We need to be grittier about getting our kids to have grit. Thank you"
>Tell sister "that was a terrible talk"
>Sister, being the typical TED talk watcher / Youtube motivational video watcher / Big hugbox participant with no ability for critical thought and analysis gets offended
>M F W
90% of all TED Talks I've watched are in this format. They vaguely build up their assertion with buzzwords, anecdotes, and other irrelevant garbage, make the point (which, to anyone who can critically analyze it, is either juvenile and / or ridiculous / unrealistic) then finish off shortly afterwards with more buzzwords, to which fucking idiots offer standing ovations to. It makes me sick.
99% are shit, faggots pay like $5000 a ticket to go live
Most of the first videos they did were about research and science.
The problem is most people find this boring.
The average moron thinks that emotionally derived tirades are some how more informative and entertaining than logic, reasoning and the advancement of our species.
They've burned out after condensing all the actually practical or insightful speakers/ideas into each gathering and peaked in 2010-12. Now that TED has become a brand they'll put anything resembling a fresh voice/idea on stage because they're desperate for material.
Still a venue for good presentations, but you have to be selective about which ones you watch.
I really don't think you're smart enough to look past the term 'buzzword' and just try to listen and understand what they're trying to say.
Chances are you probably listen to them either expecting to reinforce your own belief, to disregard counter-points or just mentally paraphrase their statements until it fits what you want to believe.
There's a difference between TEDtalks and TEDxtalks. The first are usually really great, the latter are not because as mentioned before anyone speak.
Example for how serious you should take TEDx (trigger warning):
The only decent TED speaker I've ever seen was Dan Ariely. Of course a fucking jew.
Now just post GOAT TED talks
(related , man who should be elected US supreme dictator of education)
TED is a joke. 99% of TED talks are liberal circle jerking, some shit about feelings, social justice, etc. as usual, any time women join something, they ruin it and try to make it about socio-emotional bullshit.
>Not everyone can be thinkers
>We need more dancers
>Millions upon millions of dancers
He didn't seem to think through the massive effect this would have on the economy, and the massive unemployment it would cause.
While a lot of people may enjoy dancing more than thinking, and it'd make them happy to dance as a career, there is no fucking way that would ever happen in the real world. 90%+ of the dancers would end up on unemployment or working the cash register in some super market. T-t-thanks Sir Ken Robinson...
In the beginning they were good.. Controversy topics in science, mostly unrelated to sociology or other mainstream topics...
Now it's just circlejerking about who can look a trivial topic the most deep and emotional..
Serious researcher should make a huge arc around this boulevard show
Your point is valid and there are definitely people who do take that approach, but personally I've never really had any problems with TED enough to actually watch them for the sake of telling myself how dumb they are, it was just a chance happening that my sister happened to be listening to one in my presence, there was no biased entry into considering the speaker's message, it was a constant, conscious analysis of what she was saying
Here is the talk I was talking about in OP
Watch it and try to tell me that wasn't complete garbage
>implying we can sustain full employment of this many fucking retards and useless motherfuckers
Sir ken robinson is right. Let the retards follow their dumb dreams instead of telling them to go inflate the cost of college by pretending they need it to be happy
Sounds like you're specifically looking for the half-assed motivational speaker talks like the one Moot did a few years ago. Check the one's related to engineering or medical sciences. You know the one's made by people who actually contribute to society.
Roger Rabbit did the only good TED talk.
They'll let anyone who has anything to say up on that stage. I've heard the most retarded conspiracy theories being spouted on TEDx, which would even make /x/ cringe.
Some of them are actually really good and informative.
Like this one.
I will admit that a portion of them are just utter baloney, but the other portion of them are pretty good too.
I guess it's a hit and miss type of ordeal.
I read Graham Hancock's book. It was about 400 pages of reasoned, sourced arguments promoting the theory that psychedelics, fasting, and other rituals causing altered states of consciousness gave humans the first mythologies, religions and culture. Then once the reader accepts this the book does a U-turn and argues for the existence of elves (as DMT fairies) for the remaining 300 pages.
TED Talks used to be great. Used to. They used up all the important scientists and inventors in the early years.
Now all that’s left are the dregs. Instead of problem solvers, they have problem complainers. The liberal arts majors that can only complain and nag at people smarter than they are to solve the world's problems. Exactly like this.
"Compost Fueled Cars: Wouldn't That Be Great? Onion Talks"
I enjoyed TED when I started watching it in 2008, it was good, there were interesting inventors and whatnot, now it has turned into a public TV station facrce.
>Expect her to build upon that as it's a really fucking obvious answer
Convince her to read books or at leas listen to audio books.
Jews are good story tellers, in case you haven't figured that one out.
His book Predictably Irrational is also very good.
yes and i suggest you watch them on jewtube
Thanks to that talk, an the definition of grit, I finally figured out how to be successful. Until that talk, I always thought lying on the couch would make successful, damn was I wrong
No shit. I've seen one that was a magic show, and at the end the guy "challenged" the audience to do something useful with people's attention, an idea loosely connected to the fact that he'd held their attention for a while.
I saw another that was a guy beatboxing for a while. It's just the "random crap freak show of ideas," basically.
Lel, so many of my friends shared that one on Facebook. Funny thing is, even very driven and expert people with high-paying jobs and/or useful educations seem to lap this shit up, along with any other feelgood SJW horseshit.
They used to be cool and stuff about science n shit. I liked those ones.
Now they're all social justice or otherwise social studies shit. I want cool science shit, not social "hurt how do we fix X in today's society" crap.
>Joe Rogan interviews guy who exposes TED for what it is
This website has three of the banned talks. They don't seem any worse than the usual shit they pump out.
listen up faggot.
Ted bans shit that don't meet some obscure faggotry, they say that "pseudoscience" is not allowed. but that hasn't stopped some legitimate pseudoscience still get play.
Jim Vieira was banned b/c he said "the stones were carbon dated." obviously he meant that the organic material around the sites were carbon dates, b/c you can't carbon date rocks. They also said that 'most scientists don't agree with him' and therefore violate their scientific ethics.
Which is why they banned Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake.
which is a giant fucking laugh when you watch some of these other clowns up there. basically these 3 guys shattered deep paradigms in a few minutes and were deemed terroristic. But what's really funny is that it had the Streisand effect. so more people ended up seeing them b/c of it