I’ve just started writing blog posts for TEDxExeter on the theme of the 2015 conference: “Taking the Long View”. This reminded me that I posted summaries here and here of the themed posts I wrote in 2013. I wrote a whole bunch of themed posts in 2012 too, and combined most of these into posts here and here. But until now, I have neglected to summarise 2014’s posts on the theme of “Ideas Without Frontiers”. So here they are.
- Money Without Frontiers
Forex flows, international debt, tax avoidance, respiratory illness metaphors, and where there is a frontier that needs dismantling.
- People Without Frontiers
More about pilgrims than immigrants, and how our planet is bounded whereas our imaginations aren’t.
- Nature Without Frontiers
More about the reality of some physical frontiers, while pollutants do not respect national boundaries.
- Research Without Frontiers
The value of focusing attention and how boundaries inspire creativity, as well as pushing the frontiers of knowledge and Interdisciplinary sparks.
- Information Without Frontiers
Access to the World Wide Web, being overwhelmed, information security, and is Google making us stupid?