I’ve followed the work of Prof. Sandel since the days of teaching ethics at Boston College and deeply appreciate his propositions for communitarianism and the need to redefine the public sphere away from a “market society” and closer to a value community as a one-way street to justice and peacekeeping.
The evolution of public discourse and the crowdsourcing of inclusive, rational and humane consensus lies in how we harness events and technologies of this kind. Who would deny that such media are substantially more impactful as educational (or infotaining) vehicles, compared to the often deprived of logic and saturated by agendas in-formation outlets both online and offline?
The possibilities for refining moral sentiment and building community through such technologies has got to be the future of building a global village that nurtures free, creative, accountable, and interdependent humans.
Thank you TED for the opportunity to be part of this kaleidoscope of human fellows and get a glimpse of a possible world democracy.
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