I believe it would be okay for there to be demonstrations of military uniforms and military equipment on the TED stage. With that said, I believe there is a lot of old technology and small interesting tid-bits of information that many people would find interesting. I think it would be best to show well know technologies, however, and leave the newer more advanced information out.
Showing off military hardware is way for companies to tout their accomplishments in a very real way. The show is great for recruiting purposes as contractors vie for newer projects and more money. The TED stage is just as effective to show off wares as any other place. TED conferences are bigger and bigger each year, so the military should keep doing what it does at the show.
Demonstrations of military uniforms and military equipment should be allowed on the TED stage. There are a lot of products that we used that were created in war time situations. If it is safe and at the final stage before production then we have a right to see these items demonstrated. I am against any war but that is the world that we live in and always will. Anything that will help keep our people and soldiers safe should be considered.
The TED Talks should not allow military topics. The purpose of the TED talks is to find ways to help the world and the environment. Military topics would be contrary to the mission of the TED talks, and they would alienate the audience and speakers. TED is not about war and the military.
The TED Talks display things that are beneficial to humanity. Displays of military equipment would not be compatible with the altruistic goals of the program. Also, most military contractors for-profit companies. Commerce is also not compatible with the ideals of the TED Talks. It would be a bad idea to allow military developers to speak at the Talks.