Originally posted on TED Blog:
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The old adage goes: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, speakers during Day 2 of TEDGlobal 2012—the annual conference where thinkers in a variety of fields present their ideas—made it clear that there’s a lot out there in need of fixing. Giving a range of examples — from the data that telephone companies collect about customers to the way we as a culture think about mental illness to the existing barriers to stem cell research — today’s speakers investigated the gray areas that emerge in a more wired, connected society.