I used to be your fan; but somewhere along 2012 the new talks coming up started to look... jaded, as if there just weren't good enough ideas out there anymore. Which of course was false.
And then in 2013 I found out why : I came across banned TEDx talks by Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, and then an entire TEDx event that was banned!
This article describes about the event, how TED acted maliciously to cause deliberate harm to sincere hard work by people who genuinely wanted to share new ideas. It is one thing to state that you don't agree with them; but quite another to deliberately harm people you don't agree with. To what end? It's not to save anybody's life.
The banned TEDx event happened anyways; I have watched the talks that happened there and am SO thankful that the organizers soldiered on and made it happen, at great personal cost.
Do read this:
After coming across these events, I too have started boycotting the official TED events. Screw you, TED, for censoring new ideas instead of spreading them.
This is also an invitation to people to walk out of the religious, invasive, suppressive dogmas of the western mainstream academic and scientific establishment and to walk on to a better understanding of our world and our place in it.