The TED movement stands at the intersection of technology, innovation and education. It has gotten the world's attention but for the most part, it has been focused on talking about changing the world.
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TED has invited religious leaders to speak, but that's not at issue. The "fusion of science and spirituality" that you warned against in your guidelines is the issue.
It surprised the millions of admirers of TED, whose conferences attract wide attention to new, cutting-edge ideas, when that organization recently decided to practice semi-censorship.
Can big business do good in the world? With each new headline about bad corporate behavior, it would be easy to assume that the answer to both questions is decidedly 'no'.
Our lazy and self-comforting reductionism says nothing about Haiti or Pakistan, and all too much about us Americans. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum.
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