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TED2010 Day Two

A roundup of images, articles, and tweets from the stage in Long Beach.


TED speaker Stewart Brand. TED2010, February 9-13, 2010, Long Beach, CA. Credit: TED / Marla Aufmuth

Reason, Provocaton, Invention, and Breakthroughs: Highlights from the bloggosphere for Thursday, February 11

Brainpicklings Complete Day Two Roundup: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/02/12/ted-2010-highlights-2/

BusinessWeek’s Helen Walters Interviews this year’s TED Fellows http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/next/
 
BoingBoing “Shooting Mosquitos out of the sky with lasers”
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/11/highlights-from-ted-1.html
 

AllThingsDigital’s Kara Swisher: Microsft Demos Live Fish-Tossin in Bing Maps at TED
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100211/microsoft-demos-live-fish-throwing-i...
 
Wired: Reality Is Broken. Game Designers Must Fix It
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/02/jane-mcgonigal/
 
arstechnica: 2chan’s moot takes pro-anonymity to TED 2010
http://arstechnica.com/staff/palatine/2010/02/4chans-moot-takes-pro-anon...
 
…And Sarah Lacy for the cynics: TED: Now with More Elitism
http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/09/ted-now-with-more-elitism/ -

 


Kevin Bales at TED2010, Session 5, "Provocation," Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Tweet’s from Day Two's most buzzed about sessions:
Physician and Sociologist Nicholas Christakis:

@ThetaState "We form networks because the benefits of a connected life outweigh the costs." - Nicholas Christakis #TED21010
 
@TedNews Different locations in social networks have powerful implications for your life -- from disease to gossip. Nicholas Christakis at #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>
 

Anti-Slavery Activist Kevin Bales:
@Helenwalters: Kevin Bales: cost of sustainable freedom for 27 million people in slavery around world would be $10.8 billion, Intel's Q4 earnings. #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>
 
@ashdonaldsonMind blowing the slavery that exists today. It's an economic problem. Iceland & Greenland are the only places with no cases of slavery! #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>
 

Game Designer Jane McGonigal:
@brainpicker#TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>  Gamers are invested in solving virtual problems, not real ones. Jane McGonigal is trying to solve that problem.
 
@brainpicker#TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>  Jane McGonigal: Wikipedia is the biggest wiki in the world. World of Warcraft wiki is 2nd most epic knowledge resource
 


The LXD at TED2010, Session 6, "Invention," Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Polymath Nathan Myhrvold:
@billgates: I brought mosquitoes to TED last year and Nathan Myhrvold zapped them with a laser this year
 

Former CIA Covert Operations Officer Valarie Plame Wilson:
@ashdonaldson: #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>  There is enough Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) in the world to build 100,000 bombs – and anyone can buy it.

Musician and Artist David Byne:
@brainpicker: KunstArts #TED David Byrne: The new music "venues": car, mp3 player. To some extent, today's music is written for those. (via @brainpicker)
 


TED2010 Fellows. February 9-13, 2010, Long Beach, CA. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson

Scientist and Inventor Stephen Wolfram:
@helenwalters stephen wolfram's goal: to be able to type 'theory of universe' into wolfram alpha and have it tell us the answer.
 

Debate on Nuclear energy with Futurist Stuart Brand v Civil and Environmental Engineer Mark Jacobsen:
@ashdonaldson: All other sustainable sources are unable to provide a fraction of required power without decimating the environment #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>
 
@bill_gross #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>  - Stewart Brand quoting David Mackay - "I'm not trying to be pro-nuclear, I'm just trying to be pro-arithmetic."

Political Philosopher Michael Sandal:
@tednews: Harvard professor Michael Sandel: “We need to rediscover the lost art of democratic argument.” #TED <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23TED>
 


Michael Sandel at TED2010, Session 5, "Provocation," Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson