Nick Hudson, co-founder of Panda (Pandemic – Data & Analytics) was the keynote speaker at the March 2020 inaugural BizNews Investment Conference in South Africa.
Nick doesn’t necessarily offer any new insight that’s different from anyone else’s insight that you may have heard over the last year.
However, this video was hosted on the “BZNewsTV” YouTube channel for about a month before YouTube removed it on April 1, 2021. Prior to YouTube removing it, Book of Ours was able to capture the video.
The reason we felt capturing this video was so important is not necessarily because of its content, but because over the last year we have all become accustomed to seeing experts in their field discuss their analysis and scientific evidence about the true nature of SarsCov-2 and COVID-19 through an unnatural medium: through Zoom Calls and Facebook live feeds, which are then uploaded to a myriad of hosting platforms.
These individuals speak to us from their computer screens while sitting in offices, or their living rooms.
Although seeing these experts is nice, it’s not natural. It’s very rare that you see someone standing, in a conference, in sort of a TedTalk style format speaking to a group of engaged onlookers.
We get to see Nick pacing, and moving his body. We see the way he commands the stage and makes eye contact with the audience.
As artists, we are resistant to the unnatural. We believe that YouTube removed the video because Big Tech wants us separate from each other and engrossed in our computer screens as opposed to forging real life connections with one another.
Imagine a world where guest speakers like Nick can speak in front of hundreds of unmasked people who have chosen not to be innoculated and are looking for solutions in a world that seems increasingly anathema to the human experience.
It’s a well known fact that when a human being experiences a live talk, or a live performance while in a theater setting, the message of that talk or performance will stay with that human much longer and embed in their subconscious deeper than if they had just watched someone talking or performing in front of a screen. How many times have we heard, “Oh the movie was ok. But the live performance on stage was much better.”
Humans tend to react stronger to the videos where there is face-to-face discussion about the dangers of these COVID protocols. Seeing a live individual, like Nick here appealing his sense of urgency to his audience in a real-life setting, on a stage where he has engaged real people in the same room, as opposed to appealing to the screen is a completely different experience.
Perhaps we will be able to have more of these real-life experiences very soon as more and more people push against the technology experience and get back to the human experience.
What is your reaction to this video on an emotional level knowing that he is in the same room as an audience as opposed to sitting in front of a computer screen?
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