Immer mehr Kritik am Format der TED Talks und nun an den TED Talks an sich.
I’m not sure what it is about my generation, exactly, but I’ve noticed a weird trend to watch or listen to „informative“, Horrible History-style things for adults rather than actually think. It seems to be a cultural reference point to think about the idea of thinking, rather than actually engaging the old noggin. […] And yet I write this from my bed. The most common response I received when I told people I was working on this was, „What? Have you never enjoyed one [TED Talk]?“ Which, I suppose, is my whole point. When thinking about thinking becomes entertainment rather than a challenge, something has fucked up.
Aber ja, es stimmt. Je mehr man davon sieht, desto mehr wird klar, dass das Denken übers Denken übers Denken das Denken nicht ersetzen wird.