TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Ted is one of the most amazing open-source projects I know. They started a culture of idea-sharing many years ago in Monterey, California. All kinds Of public speakers, artists, scientists and people from all walks of life use this forum to share ideas.
For me, TED is like an open Online University. Just grab a notebook and a coffee and delve into a world of inspiration and knowledge
Psychedelics can change lives for the good
I saw many Ted presentations. But this one especially resonates with me:
The Mission: Spread ideas
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.