First off, a belated shout-out to friend and occasional sometime kinda blogger Josh Marx for turning 20 this week. If you get a chance, go see him in Kite Runner this year. He's darn good.
And yes... he's the pirate.
So I've been wanting to post about TED for some time now, and for those of you that know me personally you'll already know that I'm kinda obsessed with it (TED 2007 baby, woot woot!). The TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is basically this huge guest lecture series put on every year in Monterrey, where the best and the brightest in a million industries get together to talk about how they're changing the world.
And the even cooler thing about TED is that they put all the lectures on the internet afterwards. One of my favorite lectures is by the NYU research scientist Jeff Han.
Check out his video here!
There's some other good ones too, like Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia, Al Gore, or Nicholas Negroponte. They're all very uplifting, no matter what the subject matter, and they all show how convergence is changing everything.