Give this a listen. I love all that TED stands for (Technology, Entertainment, Design), but most of all that they interview interesting folks, usually restrict them to a very short presentation, and despite the lack of rigorous data in the presentation, never fail to catch your attention. All academics everywhere can learn something about how to give talks from TED.
And, Stewart Brand is a wonderful polymath who is worth listening to.
CMIO’s take? Enjoy.