TEDxNewYork is held at GreyNY, 200 Fifth Avenue. We meet every week (mostly) on Fridays now and (mostly) from 1-2pm. We are open to the public. If you want to attend, send a note to admin@tedxnewyork.com (that's Don McKinney & Chel O'Reilly) with your vitals. Our biggest limitation is space so give us plenty of notice and we'll do our best to accommodate. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

TED TUESDAY 8/12/08 Bill Stone

Bill Stone's stunning announcement wowed the crowd this week and sparked a discussion about the lack of global enthusiasm over exploration. We came up with a number of possible reasons for this this. My favorite was along the lines of Al Gore's comment that we live in an age of mass distraction. I'd be curious to see what everyone else thinks about this. Why are we so apathetic about exploration? Is it because the definition of an explorer is not as focused as it was in Shackleton's time or even in Neil Armstrong's time? Being an explorer once had a rugged, devil-may-care image attached to it, mostly, I believe because of the things that were being explored (dangerous new territories for instance). Now there are a lot of different kind of things being explored and a lot of different kind of explorers.

Also, if anyone from TED is reading this blog and has info on what Bill is doing now, please share.

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