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Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

What I’m going to do, in the spirit of collaborative creativity, is simply repeat many of the points that the three people before me have already made, but do them — this is called “creative collaboration;” it’s actually called “borrowing” — but do it through a particular perspective, and that is to ask about the […]

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Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

A couple of years ago, when I was attending the TED conference in Long Beach, I met Harriet. We’d actually met online before — not the way you’re thinking. We were introduced because we both knew Linda Avey, one of the founders of the first online personal genomic companies. And because we shared our genetic […]

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Hector Ruiz: The power to connect the world

Hector Ruiz: The power to connect the world

You know, one of the things that I’d like to say upfront is that I’m really here by accident. And what I mean — not at TED — that I’m — at this point in my life, truly my set of circumstances I would truly consider an accident. But what I’d like to talk to […]

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Le recul de la mort – l’immortalité à brève échéance? Laurent Alexandre at TEDxParis 2012

Le recul de la mort – l’immortalité à brève échéance? Laurent Alexandre at TEDxParis 2012

Good afternoon. Today, I will talk to you about the ultimate taboo: our death. When are we going to die? This is the evolution of our life expectancy in the past 250 years. It has already tripled. From 25 years in 1750, to more than 80 years now. Today, our life expectancy increases by three […]

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Ernest Madu: Bringing world-class health care to the poorest

Ernest Madu: Bringing world-class health care to the poorest

It is interesting that in the United States, the most significant health-care budget goes to cardiovascular disease care, whether it’s private or public. There’s no comparison at all. In Africa — where it is a major killer — it is totally ignored. And that situation cannot be right. We must do something about it. A […]

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Jonathan Drori: Why we’re storing billions of seeds

Jonathan Drori: Why we’re storing billions of seeds

All human life, all life, depends on plants. Let me try to convince you of that in a few seconds. Just think for a moment. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a small African village, or you live in a big city, everything comes back to plants in the end: whether it’s for the […]

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Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

What I want to talk about today is one idea. It’s an idea for a new kind of school, which turns on its head much of our conventional thinking about what schools are for and how they work. And it might just be coming to a neighborhood near you soon. Where it comes from is […]

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The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the little flyer.” And I thought, “Well, what’s the struggle?” And she said, “Well, I saw […]

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Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?

Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?

We invent. My company invents all kinds of new technology in lots of different areas. And we do that for a couple of reasons. We invent for fun — invention is a lot of fun to do — and we also invent for profit. The two are related because the profit actually takes long enough […]

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