How technology moves society – not politics: Lasse Birk Olesen at TEDxCopenhagen 2012 technology and society

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Scientists argued for 150 years that politicians needed to stop population growth, but it weren’t new laws that stopped its acceleration. No, it happened as the pill became widely available.

When we have a social agenda we still behave like those old scientists — we
agitate instead of innovate. So let’s rethink devoting resources to the zero-sum game of politics and instead focus on enabling technologies that change society!

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29 comments

Severinsen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

I had to stop and check the date of this…
9 years ago? Damn!
Haven't seen the sea countries yet, but he was on the money otherwise.

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Colleen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Then you are preparing for an upcoming exam.

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Colleen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

When your school recommended this video in the syllabus

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John Raffy Cortez 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

HELLO MGA KA-STS HAHAHAHAHA

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Henrik Ludvigsen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Great TEDx talk

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Henrik Ludvigsen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Great TEDx talk is my opinien

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copy paste 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

speech audio is annoying

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Henrik Ludvigsen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

👌😁

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Furqan Amjad 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Days when 1 bitcoin was equal to $11.

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Hicham B 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

1 Bitcoin = 11 dollars…

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Mojave 702 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Meanwhile, everyone who doesn't like the title and subject of this presentation uses their smartphone or computer to comment against it.

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Vitor Timóteo 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

its the best ted talks of all time, front of his time, thank u Lasse and congratulations !!! salute from Brazil

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Dennis R. Levesque 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

This is a false choice/comparison. Not everything that glitters is gold. Don't get blinded by the glitter. You said in the comments, "But this shouldn't turn into a political discussion.". Well sorry, YOU did that when you put it in your title. Ted Talks, are by nature TALKS. And, talks are more political than technological. You can't remove the political nature of this talk. Just because you're smitten by technology, doesn't mean that it should rule your life. We have Guided Missiles, but misguided men.

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shivendu gupta 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

revolution is you!

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Christian Petersen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

We live in a competitive system because it, very fittingly, drove other system types out of existence. It doesn't mean that it's the system people are happiest in. However, since we all live under it, we are also shaped by it, so we tend to favor it. If I could start a country (which people like me can't, because we don't have anything), people would just be given whatever they needed to live comfortable in a sustainable system, and they could do and build whatever they wanted. Of course, the most competitive country with the most insane working culture would eventually dominate, and my country would be picked apart and sold as scraps. That's just how the world works, sadly. People like this guy likes to glorify the competitive system and ascribe everything good to it, such as technology. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that we have had the technology and ressources to change the world for DECADES, and all we need is a little less selfishness and a little more empathy. I have some ideas for consumer oriented apps and services that could make it practical, but it's hard to find a marked it and I can't profit from them because, you know… I'm a commie ;(

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paul meier 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

we can print plastic things but he is crazy we cannot print meat or food stuff i don't know where in the world he got this idea it not possible no more than i can transport my self to mars idiot 

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paul meier 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

liars and frauds one and all and they have done nothing of any value war mongers and political whores.  And to Thomas ackerman it was Government that prevented Thorium reactors and gave us plutonium breeder reactors and all the mess you just mentioned. This man is somewhat right Government creates nothing but wars and lies 

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h.thomas ackermann 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Horse-Shit all of it. Technology has brought us Nuclear Fission ( Fat Man, little Boy, Chernobyl, Fukushima). Why not clean up the mess your Heroes gave us before extolling its virtues. Steve "Chinese" Jobs pioneered the destruction of domestic production by outsourcing it to Slave Labor in China, India and Bangladesh.
Idiot – Subversive Sycophant for the Cartel of our destruction. Who gives a shit about money or Bitcoin when you ignore the environment that sustain us.
Take your  sigmatism back to the heartless world you glorify. 

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Finger Tapper 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

So basically, anyone can do a Ted Talk now a days?

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Matej S. 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

1 Bitcoin = 11 dollars 🙂
…in october 2012

Today (october 2013) 1 bitcoin is worth 137 dollars,
in year 2014 = 500 dollars?
in 3-5 years 5000-10000 dollars?

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13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Dennisnritchie

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Skyturnip 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Wow. Awesome speech.

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h 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Great TEDx talk. Seasteading and Bitcoins… I love it.

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ZedsterX 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Bitcoin is trading at $30 today. I am drinking Lasse's Kool-Aid

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Noah McMichael 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

The beauty of this guy's speech is that it is one of the best cases for limited government I've heard in the intellectual community: Limited governments are not capable of doling out favors, because their power does not extend far enough into the private sector of an economy. In such an environment, lobbying firms shrink because there is less money to be gotten through talking to or swaying politicians, leaving far more resources devoted to actual production.

Stop lobbyists; limit government.

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Gemeral dis 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

i wish smart russians were not all stereotyped as pro communists…..the fake meats a good idea….free the cows…(but feed more of the human ones organic food or lab grown cow meat)

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Gemeral dis 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

seasteading….

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joequirk 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

Top-ranked commenter is bitbutter, because bitbutter is the best commenter on the internet. Check out his videos.

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Lasse Birk Olesen 13/12/2021 - 7:07 Chiều

I see you've given up on using arguments and now just claim stuff without backing it up.

I realize praising "black markets" is very controversial to most and the case for it will therefore take time for people to accept. Nonetheless, looking at history, it's pretty clear that often the solution to certain problems isn't the one most people are expecting. And luckily, these markets will continue to grow and feed people even if most first world citizens argue against it.

Thanks for commenting.

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