Digital Activism: Using Technology to Empower Change | Darrick Morrison | TEDxTRU

Darrick talks about the most empowered generation and the idea of leveraging traditionally inspirational events to create the infrastructure for change. Machine learning accelerates discovery, crowd-funding allows people to pursue their passions easier than ever before, and social media gives us the opportunity for open idea sharing and generation. He is a futurist, an inventor, with several patents to his name. Darrick is an artist, entrepreneur, and innovator. He believes strongly in corporate social responsibility, a new age of democratic empowerment via technology, and developing products that positively impact the world. For the past few years, Darrick has been incorporating this same creativity into the tech industry, working particularly in Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/Virtual Reality and blockchain applications. Darrick is on a mission to meet and connect with changemakers and visionaries, to support them on their path, and help catalyze fruitful connections in his network. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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10 comments

  1. Excited for the events Darrick Morrison is talking about! Thank you Tedx for showcasing this talk with Mr.Morrison. Empowered change is here 🙌🏽👌🏽👍🏽

  2. Festivals don’t mean change, they just mean there’s a bunch of people on drugs thinking they’re enlightened

  3. Love this talk because you’re so genuine and purely yourself :)) Transformational festivals are 100% a platform for aiding the shift into sustainability, connection and change. Thank you for bringing your beautiful mind and heartfelt experiences into society!!

  4. Excellent talk! Thank you. What are the chances of setting the closed captions on this so it can be shared more freely as an educational resource?