All the awesomeness fuses in my brain are blown from sheer overload of the awesome, so not sure I’ll be super-coherent tonight — will post more through the week about a bunch of different & great insights from TED.
For now, I want to capture this one thing: on both a personal and professional level, TED is amazing and transformative. It’s chic to be sort of cynical about the conference circuit, glib about how you’ve seen things like this before. But it’s not appropriate in this case. I feel that virtually every interaction & talk over the past 3 days has made me want to become better at what I do, and to do more to change the world we live in as well. It’s made me want to do more at Mozilla, but beyond that to be a more present and thoughtful human, husband and father.
Because my first experience at TED has been one where being smart is cool, where using data is obviously the right way to do things, where science rules, where art transforms. It makes me think harder about what to do at work to have a greater impact, and what to do at home to be a better family member.
It’s as good an event as I’ve ever been to, and especially with all the cynicism in our world today, I think it’s important to note TED as a force that promotes education, science, and art as a way to improve the world.
More soon, as my brain recovers.
ps – everyone here uses Firefox. 🙂