So what do you think? Does TED have a problem? Is a description like “Middlebrow mega-church entertainment” fair?
At a recent TEDx event in San Diego, [Benjamin] Bratton delivered a talk called “What’s Wrong with TED Talks?”
“The first reason is over-simplification,” Bratton says at the start of his speech. “To be clear, I have nothing against the idea of interesting people who do smart things explaining their work doing in a way that everyone can understand, but TED goes way beyond that.”