As the producer for TEDxWestHollywood, the third TED victim after Sheldrake and Hancock, what a happy surprise this is. I’ve been emailing Chris Anderson to open our case so we can have a forum for the sort of conversation this talk has elicited. Here’s where you can get the skinny on West Hollywood and see the talks I paid to independently produce after TED withdrew my license on the eve of my event and I lost all my sponsorship: TEDxWestHollywood(dot)com. I won’t go on about it except to enroll you in helping me put pressure on TED, which I’ll do by making my correspondence public if Chris Anderson continues to shine me on. Get on my mailing list so we can talk about that: CropCircleMovie(dot)com.
Here’s a quote of Graham Hancock’s I resonate to:
"The whole process of grappling with TED has been extremely painful, time-consuming and energy-draining but this is a small price to pay for the many good things that are going to come out of it. These strange events in which we are all caught up will, I think, prove to be of the greatest significance in the long run -- the first serious breach in the dam of rigid materialist thinking that has become such a major block to human progress."
About the talk, it’s more like TED is the mass-appeal Hollywood studio system, where what’s contributing to mass-intelligence is Indie films. But TED can be useful for making comparisons with what better things could be. I like it for that. What can post-TED be?
By me, post-TED would focus on our worldview. How to be in a world that’s interrelated and interdependent? We’ve got to get smarter. To get beyond greed as our m.o. to some sense of mutuality, all in it together. As Charles Eisenstein says, “More for you is more for me.” We get it right in disasters. All hearts open. Aid comes from everywhere. It’s evidence we can do it.
Beaming out all the intelligence we can muster and all the passion we can work up to wake up a humanity that’s headed for a cliff is what we need to be up to, whatever form that takes.