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The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk
The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk o...
Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis
Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis
A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we curr...
3 ways to plan for the (very) long term | Ari Wallach
3 ways to plan for the (very) long term | Ari Wallach
We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains -- an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term ... like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate. The TED Talks channel featur...
How we can find ourselves in data | Giorgia Lupi
How we can find ourselves in data | Giorgia Lupi
Giorgia Lupi uses data to tell human stories, adding nuance to numbers. In this charming talk, she shares how we can bring personality to data, visualizing even the mundane details of our daily lives and transforming the abstract and uncountable into something that can be seen, felt and directly reconnected to our lives. The TED Talks channel feat...
How racism makes us sick | David R. Williams
How racism makes us sick | David R. Williams
Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Will...
The conversation we're not having about digital child abuse | Sebastián Bortnik
The conversation we're not having about digital child abuse | Sebastián Bortnik
We need to talk to kids about the risks they face online, says information security expert Sebastián Bortnik. In this talk, Bortnik discusses the issue of "grooming" -- the sexual predation of children by adults on the internet -- and outlines the conversations we need to start having about technology to keep our kids safe. (In Spanish with English...
How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman
How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman
At the heart of the Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close -- even light. We can't see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making ...
Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks
Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks
How can we bridge the gap between left and right to have a wiser, more connected political conversation? Journalist Gretchen Carlson and op-ed columnist David Brooks share insights on the tensions at the heart of American politics today -- and where we can find common ground. Followed by a rousing performance of "America the Beautiful" by Vy Higgin...
Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown
Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown
Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence. The TED Talks channel features t...
"Music for Wood and Strings" | Sō Percussion
Sō Percussion creates adventurous performances with new, unconventional instruments. Performing "Music for Wood and Strings" by Bryce Dessner of The National, the quartet plays custom-made dulcimer-like instruments that combine the sound of an electric guitar with the percussionist's toolkit to create a hypnotic effect. The TED Talks channel featu...