Jason Silva Preaches the Gospel of “Radical Openness” in Espresso-Fueled Video (at TEDGlobal 2012)

The TED­G­lob­al 2012 con­fer­ence kicked off this week in Edin­burgh, Scot­land, with “Rad­i­cal Open­ness” being its main theme. How do we learn from one anoth­er and relate to one anoth­er in an inter­con­nect­ed world? And how do ideas spread, as TED would say, in our glob­al com­mu­ni­ty? Those are the basic ques­tions at hand.

Some­times called a “per­for­mance philoso­pher,” the film­mak­er Jason Sil­va offered up anoth­er one of his “philo­soph­i­cal shots of espres­so,” cre­at­ing a video that preach­es the gospel of Rad­i­cal Open­ness. Thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Matt Rid­ley, Steven John­son, Kevin Kel­ly, and Ray Kurzweil pro­vide the inspi­ra­tion.

For the priv­i­lege of con­tem­plat­ing the con­cept of Rad­i­cal Open­ness, audi­ence mem­bers paid $6,000 a pop. The rest of us will get to watch the talks on video in due time.

via The TED Blog

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  • Faze says:

    “Rad­i­cal open­ness” is the lat­est name for the his­tor­i­cal­ly recur­ring asser­tion that bound­aries are an illu­sion and every­thing is every­thing, you don’t need to test your ideas or self-esti­ma­tion against exter­nal real­i­ty, and you’re not real­ly a los­er, but some­one who is actu­al­ly more open-mind­ed and advanced than the peo­ple around you .

  • louis says:

    just an “Idea” ? What is the name of some­thing, oth­er than what some­one would call it ? is thought free ? or con­trolled ? You call it this and tomor­row that, free to change your under­stand­ing of what you con­sid­er one day this and in a dif­fer­ent light that.

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