Last night when the 2008 TEDPrize winners were announced and presented was my favorite part of Day Two. The winners were Dave Eggers, Neil Turok, and Karen Armstrong.
“I wish that you - you personally and every creative individual and organization you know - will find a way to directly engage with a public school in your area and that you’ll then tell the story of how you got involved, so that within a year we have 1,000 examples of transformative partnerships.”
Neil Turok’s Wish
“My wish is that you help us unlock and nurture scientific talent across Africa, so that within our lifetimes we are celebrating an African Einstein.”
“I wish that you would help with the creation, launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion, crafted by a group of leading inspirational thinkers from the three Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect.”
Good overview at the TEDBlog here, and Ethan Zuckerman's blog here, here and here.