This post if the first of a series which is about the changes that are currently affecting the World, modifying it at an unprecedented speed yet with a mostly invisible manner.
With this series, I'll share with you some of the most stunning talks at the TED conferences.
As a starter, I'd like you to watch Clay Shirky, consultant, author of "Here Comes Everybody", and professor at the New York University, demonstrating how Facebook, Twitter and SMS help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing governmental 's censorship. Feared by most of the politicians all around the Planet, including here in the Land Of Democracy, aka France, the end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
One out of many interesting stuff with Shirky 's speech: it has been recorded at the US State Department, Washington, DC., during the TED@State event last June. I don't know of an equivalent here in France: we're too much scarred by changes...
Allow yourself a nice coffee break to enjoy the video: it's 17' long, but it's worth the
More by Clay Shirky at TED here.
By the way: I've entitled this series "TED on the fly" because when I'm traveling by air, I'm used to load my iPhone with 15 to 20 new TED videos, which I watch during the flight. That means I've plenty to share with you ;-)