Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I'm glad that the relentlessly awful TED Talk scam is being criticized for once (for example, here and here) rather than being endlessly blandly robotically praised by well-heeled techno-fetishistic liberals together with the usual suspects among the elite techno-utopian corporate-militarist set. I regret that TED is not being criticized for pretending that sales pitches are a substitute for teaching, for pretending that marketing gizmos is a substitute for political activism, and for pretending that neoliberalism is a substitute for liberalism. Here's hoping the more sensible progressives among the techno-fetishists have woken up long enough to notice what's really wrong with the liber-techian world of TED.