There is a fair share of stupid and ignorant people in this world. The wall between ‘being trusting’ and ‘being a victim’ is thin and in his talk, Millar explores how and why people fall prey to bad ideas, leaving themselves or others to suffer.
Bart Millar is a generalist who is fascinated with history, science and psychology, and the results when they intersect. On many occasions, especially while watching the news, Bart has wondered “How can people be so dumb?” Being a teacher for psychology, economics and robotics at SAS has afforded him unique insight into this topic.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx