What does technology want? That’s the question Kevin Kelly explores his new talk at TEDxAmsterdam. Kelly presented a new definition of technology: ‘anything useful invented by a mind’ – whether it be a hammer or the rule of law. So technology is more than gadgets; it’s part of a great story that started long ago, an extension of life and it is moving through us.
More at http://www.tedxamsterdam.nl/2009/video-kevin-kelly-on-what-technology-wants/
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
TED Talk from 2004 on "The Game". Joe Belfiore, founder of the game, dupes the TED audience as "Joole Ferbie", causing all their cel phones to ring indicating their infection with a cel phone virus. (SD quality video from TED Conferences DVD)