Chris Anderson interviews Edward Snowden on a telepresence robot. Photo: Bret Hartman
So what went down at TED on day two? Well, a lot, as it happens. As curator Chris Anderson commented rather tiredly later, «that was the most intense day of TED I can remember, ever.» Here, a lightning round-up of some of the day’s key moments.
Edward Snowden trundles onto stage
The first big surprise of the day when a small robot rolled onto stage, operated by the infamous hacker, Edward Snowden. What followed: a fascinating Q&A with Anderson that tackled security, surveillance and society. (We rushed the edit of this talk, so you can watch the whole thing here.) One other only-at-TED moment: a mention of Tim Berners-Lee’s call for an online bill of rights. «Tim’s here. Want to come up onstage?» With that, the father of the web vaulted onto the stage and took part…
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