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An ultra-low-cost college degree | Shai Reshef

An ultra-low-cost college degree | Shai Reshef

I would like to share with you a new model of higher education, a model that, once expanded, can enhance the collective intelligence of millions of creative and motivated individuals that otherwise would be left behind. Look at the world. Pick a place and focus on it. You will find humans chasing higher education. Let’s […]

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George Whitesides: Toward a science of simplicity

George Whitesides: Toward a science of simplicity

Most of the talks that you’ve heard in the last several fabulous days have been from people who have the characteristic that they have thought about something, they are experts, they know what’s going on. All of you know about the topic that I’m supposed to talk about. That is, you know what simplicity is, […]

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How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

How do you explain when things don’t go as we assume? Or better, how do you explain when others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions? For example: Why is Apple so innovative? Year after year, after year, they’re more innovative than all their competition. And yet, they’re just […]

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Nicholas Negroponte: The vision behind One Laptop Per Child

Nicholas Negroponte: The vision behind One Laptop Per Child

I’ve been at MIT for 44 years. I went to TED I. There’s only one other person here, I think, who did that. All the other TEDs — and I went to them all, under Ricky’s regime — I talked about what the Media Lab was doing, which today has almost 500 people in it. […]

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Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives

Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives

Translator: Jenny Zurawell Reviewer: Morton Bast To most of you, this is a device to buy, sell, play games, watch videos. I think it might be a lifeline. I think actually it might be able to save more lives than penicillin. Texting: I know I say texting and a lot of you think sexting, a […]

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Science can answer moral questions | Sam Harris

Science can answer moral questions | Sam Harris

I’m going to speak today about the relationship between science and human values. Now, it’s generally understood that questions of morality — questions of good and evil and right and wrong — are questions about which science officially has no opinion. It’s thought that science can help us get what we value, but it can […]

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The paradox of choice | Barry Schwartz

The paradox of choice | Barry Schwartz

I’m going to talk to you about some stuff that’s in this book of mine that I hope will resonate with other things you’ve already heard, and I’ll try to make some connections myself, in case you miss them. But I want to start with what I call the “official dogma.” The official dogma of […]

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How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway

[This talk contains graphic language Viewer discretion is advised] So, this is the first and the last slide each of my 6,400 students over the last 15 years has seen. I do not believe you can build a multibillion-dollar organization unless you are clear on which instinct or organ you are targeting. Our species has […]

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Catherine Mohr: Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

Catherine Mohr: Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

A talk about surgical robots is also a talk about surgery. And while I’ve tried to make my images not too graphic, keep in mind that surgeons have a different relationship with blood than normal people do, because, after all, what a surgeon does to a patient, if it were done without consent, would be […]

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4 environmental ‘heresies’ | Stewart Brand

4 environmental ‘heresies’ | Stewart Brand

Because of what I’m about to say, I really should establish my green credentials. When I was a small boy, I took my pledge as an American, to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country, its air, soil and minerals, its forests, waters and wildlife. And I’ve stuck to that. […]

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