Many of you may of heard of TED already. I have been seeing occasional video clips on facebook recently and today was motivated by one to investigate further. I love TED!
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
The annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Oxford, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 700 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted
Our mission: Spreading ideas.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you're an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you.Today, TED is therefore best thought of as a global community. It's a community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who have just two things in common: they seek a deeper understanding of the world, and they hope to turn that understanding into a better future for us all.
Here is a link to the article that peaked my attention today. Solar Roadways. This guy has come up with a concept that could save the world! He wants to build roads that collect solar energy that can be used to power cities at the same time as it allows electric cars to run on its surface and recharge anywhere. We could be free of dependance on fossil fuels for transportation and energy needs. I like it, I like it alot! I hope he wins the prize and gets to put his plan into action.
So bookmark TED.com and check it out frequently, pass on the knowledge and links to your friends, family and coworkers. Encourage them to submit their ideas and creative efforts, lets change the world and make it a better place for all living things!