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My Daughter, Malala | Ziauddin Yousafzai | TED Talks
My Daughter, Malala | Ziauddin Yousafzai | TED Talks
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my...
Where's Google going next? | Larry Page
Where's Google going next? | Larry Page
Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons ... and then it gets even more interesting, as Page talks through the company's recent acquisition of Deep Mind, an AI that is learning some surprising things. TEDTalks is a daily video podca...
Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden's TED Talk
Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden's TED Talk
After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett answers Anderson's questions about the balance between security and protecting privacy. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performan...
Charmian Gooch: My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business
Charmian Gooch: My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business
Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals -- from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers -- behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible. But anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch hopes to change all that. At TED2014, she shares her brave TED Prize wish: to know who owns and c...
What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield
What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield
There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking int...
How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden
How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter," he say, "because you never know when you're goin...
Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice
Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice
Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn't we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury ... could we help the brain re-grow morality? TEDTalks is a...
Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason
Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason
Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even i...
The birds and the bees are just the beginning | Carin Bondar
The birds and the bees are just the beginning | Carin Bondar
Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (o...
Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that
Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that
Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceive...