The problem with TED talks is that they are not truly "field specific, scientific" presentations. They are normally pretty generalized and don't go very deep into the technical matter. This is because they are presentations for people not specifically in the field themselves. If you want to judge the merit of the technology itself, you`ll have to take a look at the available research data and published research.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 6:42:50 PM
You missed my point. "Plebs" can give input. Their input will be limited to opinion or speculation at best. Example: what can 98% of the general public (and that's generous) possibly have to say about 3D printing bio-materials? I know my MBA and my life experience have nothing to add to the plausibility of the 3D printer. I cannot say anything about this talk except what my opinion is: that I think it`s interesting and I can`t wait to live forever. However, when I discuss talks like this with others to get their opinion, I will frequently get their dogma: "That will never work. It`s too complicated." Let the free market decide if it will work. Let the engineers and doctors decide the complexity of the system. That was my point on TED talks and people`s comments on them. I gave up discussing TED talks with people because I can`t seem to find anyone who is not qualified to give a critique rather than an opinion... which is, in all probability, the most anyone is quali