Everyone who reads SmartPlanet is familiar with the TED Talks video series, in which thought leaders, experts and artists take the stage to explain — in plain language — innovations and learnings from various industries.
Some of those talks are massively popular on the Internet, and the organization has since seen backlash for popularizing ideas as a (massively lucrative) industry. Knowledge isn’t just power; it’s currency in the age of globalization.
American satirical news organization — read: it’s fake! — The Onion has decided to train its satire beam on TED with “Onion Talks,” a parody that claims to be “intelligent” and “genius” for its presentations on such topics as, “What is the biggest rock?”
The teaser, below:
“No mind will be left unchanged,” it claims. We’d have to agree.