So I was perusing another blog recently, when I came upon a link to a lecture about raising children and letting them live dangerously. Interesting lecture and it offered a link to how creativity is no longer taught to our kids, which offered a link to finding your own creativity which then prompted me to look into the rest of the site for other talks on science and technology, economics, wisdom and philosophy.
Apparently TED is a forum for ideas.
From the site:
With an annual conference in Long Beach, CA and Oxford, UK many thinkers and teachers from around the world come to talk. Last night I watched a couple (the wife is out of town) and have become fascinated by what I have seen so far, whether I agree with it or not.We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you're an important part of it.
Here are some links:
5 Dangerous Things Your Kids Should Do
How Schools Kill Creativity
Talk on Nurturing Creativity and Genius
The Loss of Wisdom
These talks are typically 20 minutes long. I watched a couple last night, but also listened to them while diving deeper into the finer details of my GIS projects of late.
It at least gets you thinking and I think would be fascinating to attend one day.