A pessimist and an optimist talk at TED2012

TED2012 is online… or, just the first 2 videos from yesterday’s session. I really enjoyed watching them – take the time, it’s worth it.

Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World, gave a quite realistic depressing talk about the imminent end of life as we know it: The Earth is Full

Peter Diamandis, chair of the X Prize Foundation and Singularity University, titled Abundance is our FutureI’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.

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