“I think it’s really important for kids to understand that it’s ok to get in your garage and sound like shit. What I’m afraid will happen is someone like my daughter, who loves the Beatles and loves singing and has a beautiful voice, will watch a TV show where you have to stand in line with 800 other people and then walk up to a judge and sing a song and have them say, “Nope you’re not good enough.” Can you FUCKING IMAGINE what that does to the collective psyche of the next generation?!” - Dave Grohl”—(via jonathandiener)
What will the city of the future look like? According to the United Nations, by the year of 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. Questions dominate our conception of the “City 2.0”: How will we transport ourselves? Where will we grow our food? How will we power our homes, our offices, our cities? What will happen to the natural world?
On October 13, 2012, communities across the globe will be asking these questions as part of TEDxCity2.0 day, a day during which nearly 70 TEDx events will be held in conjunction to dream the city of the future.
To celebrate the City 2.0 and the spirit of urban inspiration, here are 5 great TEDxTalks on the future of cities across the globe.
“Ours is a life of constant reruns. We’re always circling back to where we’d we started,then starting all over again. Even if we don’t run extra laps that day,we surely will come back for more of the same another day soon.”—Joe Henderson
“Too many people think that doing more is doing better. The truth is that less really is more. Edit yourself. Getting what’s in front of you right is so much more important than the shiny new thing.”—me