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The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention | Tristan Harris
The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention | Tristan Harris
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube...
Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman
Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman
The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexand...
How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson
How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson
Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this f...
The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang
The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data an...
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself w...
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel
Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds pl...
Why our screens make us less happy | Adam Alter
Why our screens make us less happy | Adam Alter
What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter has spent the last five years studying how much time screens steal from us and how they're getting away with it. He shares why all...
What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek
What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek
Rivers are one of nature's most powerful forces -- they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they'll change is import...
Why journalists have an obligation to challenge power (with English subtitles) | Jorge Ramos
Why journalists have an obligation to challenge power (with English subtitles) | Jorge Ramos
(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) You can kick Jorge Ramos out of your press conference (as Donald T...
How we can face the future without fear, together | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
How we can face the future without fear, together | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
It's a fateful moment in history. We've seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism -- all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. "Is there something we can do, each of us, to b...
Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | Manu Prakash
Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | Manu Prakash
Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered...
Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh
Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh
"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees i...
A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane
A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane
Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women to...
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available sho...
The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband
The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of ...
Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab Jain
Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab Jain
Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our stree...
Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim
Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim
Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet -- will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group,...
"Awoo" | Sofi Tukker
Electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song "Awoo," featuring Betta Lemme. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and perform...