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TED | Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

February 20, 2019

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So last year, on the Fourth of July, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. It was a historical day. There’s no doubt that from now on, the Fourth of July will be remembered not as the day of the Declaration of Independence, but as the day of the discovery of the […]

TED | Kai-Fu Lee: How AI Can Save Our Humanity (Transcript & Reflections)

January 18, 2019

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I’m going to talk about how AI and mankind can coexist, but first, we have to rethink about our human values. So let me first make a confession about my errors in my values. It was 11 o’clock, December 16, 1991. I was about to become a father for the first time. My wife, Shen-Ling, […]

TED | Douglas Rushkoff: Team Human

December 15, 2018

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I got invited to an exclusive resort to deliver a talk about the digital future to what I assumed would be a couple of hundred tech executives. And I was there in the green room, waiting to go on, and instead of bringing me to the stage, they brought five men into the green room […]

TED | Robin Steinberg: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

December 7, 2018

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“I hate injustice and simply can’t sit still when I see it.” TRANSCRIPT I will never forget the first time I visited a client in jail. The heavy, metal door slammed behind me, and I heard the key turn in the lock. The cement floor underneath me had a sticky film on it that made […]

Robert Waldinger: What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study on Happiness | Transcript & Highlights

May 2, 2018

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What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennials asking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get […]

TED | Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them

January 3, 2018

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My research lab sits about a mile from where several bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in 2013. The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechnya, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, when a jury has to make the decision between life in prison and the death penalty, they base their decision largely on whether or not the defendant feels […]

TED | Elizabeth Gilbert: your elusive creative genius

January 3, 2018

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I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it’s more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don’t expect that that’s ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my career, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my […]