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TED2012

Improv Everywhere: A TED speaker's worst nightmare

March 1, 2012

Colin Robertson had 3 minutes on the TED stage to tell the world about his solar-powered crowdsourced health care solution. And then...

Colin Robertson - Social energy entrepreneur
Colin Robertson is apparently "attempting to make the world's first crowdsourced solar energy solution" Or is he? Full bio

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Today I'm going to talk
00:15
about unexpected discoveries.
00:17
Now I work in the solar technology industry.
00:19
And my small startup
00:23
is looking to force ourselves
00:26
into the environment
00:29
by paying attention to ...
00:32
... paying attention to crowd-sourcing.
00:40
It's just a quick video
00:43
of what we do.
00:47
Huh. Hang on a moment.
00:49
It might take a moment to load.
00:51
(Laughter)
00:54
We'll just -- we can just skip --
00:58
I'll just skip through the video instead ...
01:02
(Laughter)
01:05
No.
01:14
(Laughter)
01:16
(Laughter)
01:29
(Music)
01:37
This is not ...
03:08
(Laughter)
03:13
Okay.
03:16
(Laughter)
03:21
Solar technology is ...
03:26
Oh, that's all my time?
03:29
Okay. Thank you very much.
03:31
(Applause)
03:33

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Colin Robertson - Social energy entrepreneur
Colin Robertson is apparently "attempting to make the world's first crowdsourced solar energy solution" Or is he?

Why you should listen

Colin Robertson is a young entrepreneur with a single, world-changing idea: crowdsource solar energy solutions to the global climate crisis. He is a passionate believer in the idea that we can solve all of our problems by coming together in groups.

He is also a fictional character created by ImprovEverywhere for a special prank at TED2012. He is played by Eugene Cordero, an actor and comedian based in Los Angeles, and a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. 

The original video is available on TED.com
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