February 2010 at TED2010
we make poor use of our talents.
Not reformed. Transformed.
The tyranny of common sense.
watch: a single function device
the pinnacle of education: going to college
Human communities depend on a diversity of talents, not a singular conception of ability.
This linearity is a problem.
Human talent is tremendously diverse.
It’s about passion and what excites our spirit and our energy.
When you’re doing the thing that you love to do, that you’re good at, time takes a different course entirely.
If you’re doing something you love, an hour feels like 5 minutes. If you’re doing something that doesn’t resonate with your spirit, 5 minutes feels like an hour.
technologies combined with talent …
… and we should thread softly