I’m viciously selective about the TED videos I watch. 90% + are stupid, worthless, bla bla, or worse and all.
I look upon TED as I go gold mining.
Here’s one that caught my eye this morning, I watched, and wish to share. Worth the 15 minutes on a number of levels: Ramanan Laxminarayan: The coming crisis in antibiotics.
I find it particularly interesting that he employs analogies to oil and gas economics. What I have said for a while now is that humans are not cars or electronics. Meaning: the economics that apply to getting more for less for the things that make our lives more comfortable or productive don’t necessarily apply to biological systems.
Or, biological systems trump economic theory.
I do take solace, though. At least there’s a very lot of thinking going on.