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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.
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>>37507202
some of them are very interesting
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>>37507202

It's the mega-church for liberals
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>>37507202
When they first started doing it I kinda liked some of the videos. Now it's just a liberal faggot fest, go figure
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99% are shit, faggots pay like $5000 a ticket to go live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0c5nIvJH7w
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>>37507202
It's been bullshit for a while. Everything is a race to show how progressive they are now.
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>>37507453

This.

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.
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>>37507202
It used to be about saving the world by advancing science and technology.

TED is now about saving liberals from butthurt by regressing society to a more tribal state.
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>>37507453

Yeah pretty much this. There are some good talks out there, mostly banned, I've watched the second one in >>37507472 and it's pretty interesting
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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.
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>>37507202
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.
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>>37507202
>They vaguely build up their assertion with buzzwords, anecdotes, and other irrelevant garbage

Just like pol.
>Muh degenerate sjw jdif shills
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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):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73SXX0w4eY8
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>>37507202
ITT: conservitards too illiterate, unread, uneducated and stupid to understand even the simplest TED talks.

The world must be a very frightening place for you mental deficients.
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The only decent TED speaker I've ever seen was Dan Ariely. Of course a fucking jew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onLPDegxXx8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X68dm92HVI
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Now just post GOAT TED talks

(related , man who should be elected US supreme dictator of education)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX78iKhInsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LelXa3U_I
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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.
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>>37508041
>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...
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Every technology-related TED talk ever

>"We just invented a flying car that runs on stable, cold thorium fusion"
>never hear of it again
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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
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>>37507808

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

Watch it and try to tell me that wasn't complete garbage
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>>37508258
>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
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>>37507202
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.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJn_DBTnrY

Video related: the most educational TED talk of all time.
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>>37507453
I third this. as well as agree with OPs analysis.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcnYqyQyHd8

Roger Rabbit did the only good TED talk.
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>>37507202
Here you go OP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo5cKRmJaf0
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>>37507693
there are banned ted talks? lol
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK62I-4cuSY
Genius.
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>>37508485
>TEDx

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.
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They pander to mainstream now. Even on Netflix.

Nova kinda went in the same direction too. : /
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>>37507202
Some of them are actually really good and informative.

Like this one.

http://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance

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.
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>>37507472
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.
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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"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGMY63FF3Q
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Sam Hyde's talk was good. He called them out on all being back patting self gratifying elitists.
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>>37507202
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
http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Manliness-Manvotionals-Timeless/dp/1440312001
Read this.

Convince her to read books or at leas listen to audio books.

>>37507960
Jews are good story tellers, in case you haven't figured that one out.
His book Predictably Irrational is also very good.
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This is an absolutely amazing Ted Talk about de-desertification.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI
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>>37507202
To be fair, "grit" in OPs case isn't a buzzword, since the presenter explained exactly what it entails.
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>>37508368
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTJn_DBTnrY

Why does he slap himself in the face 5 times at 3:50 for no apparent reason?
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>>37508566
yes and i suggest you watch them on jewtube
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>>37508819
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
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>>37508865

To stop from laughing at how retarded they're going to let him be.
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Joe Rogan interviews guy who exposes TED for what it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hwLMBdnbXk
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>>37508939

I want to add that one of the best Ted Talks ever was banned, talking about Giants in north america.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2mAuVOqTSw
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>>37507202
I'm bong. What is TED?
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>>37507202
It's basically a bunch of faggots trying to be Steve Jobs.
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>>37508339
You're right. This gave me cancer.
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>>37508723
Fucking love Hugh Herr's talks, hes got grit.
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>>37508598
Took me 2 and a half minutes to figure out this was a parody. I am truly degenerate.
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>>37507202
TED talks used to be serious
then they just let anybody speak
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>>37507414
Kek. Basically this.
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>>37508273
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.

>>37508258
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.
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>>37508977

banned? please elaborate
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>>37509069
>yfw you notice

>hugh herr
>hugh darrow
>both look similar
>both had leg accidents
>both are revolutionizing human bionics

We literally Deus Ex nao
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>>37507202
Ted talks have become one with Obama. Nothing but empty rhetoric
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>>37507202
Everything about it makes me cringe and I've never heard a talk that wasn't obvious like you said
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>>37507202
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.
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>>37509014
As I understand it, it's kind of a tech organization where people give presentations about different things. But today it's become a center for liberal ideology.
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>>37508939
>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.

http://www.highexistence.com/teds-controversy-3-threatening-talks-they-tried-to-censor/
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>>37509135

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
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>>37509314

>>37509314

>listen up faggot

stopped reading there
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My personal favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57eeP31s-Rs
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>>37507202
Most TED talks are okay. The TEDx bullshit though pisses me off to no end.
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>>37508041

Man those clap breaks are fucking annoying.
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