I love this video and the "joke" analysis that has gone into it. But I cant help thinking that maybe now that TED has reached this point of self-referentiality that the whole thing is set to implode. There has been something slightly ironic and a little bit too self-conscious about the more recent TED talks (Take Jamie Oliver) and this talk takes it even further. It would be a shame but then it would also be natural if that is the way things develop. There has to be an analysis of great cultures or movements somewhere which deals with this.