Edward Tenner: Can We View Technology's Unintended Consequences In A Positive Light?
Correction Nov. 6, 2018
During his TED Talk, Edward Tenner incorrectly states that 841 passengers died in the sinking of the Eastland. A number of sources cite the death toll as 844 passengers and 4 crew members. When Tenner compares the death tolls of the Eastland and the Titanic, he is specifically comparing the passenger death tolls. Because of the different circumstances surrounding the sinking of each boat, nearly 700 crew members died on the Titanic, while 4 crew members died on the Eastland.