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TED has the astonishing humanizing force to share knowledge in its entire variety of possibilities. This diversity is shown by people transmitting thoughts, ideas and perspectives about the world from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. This amazing humanizing power is also shown by the effort which volunteers from all over the world devote to transcribing, translating and reviewing published talks in the Open Translation Project. By subtitling in a huge amount of languages, the TED Translators contribute to the democratization of knowledge and validate Jonathan Zittrain’s thesis of the Web as random acts of kindness: I was trying to think of the right model to describe this form of random acts of kindness by geeky strangers. You know, it's just like the hail goes out and people are ready to help. And it turns out this model is everywhere, once you start looking for it.

Lidia Cámara, Spanish TED Translator