TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. www.ted.com

09.08.2019

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

In his research on the war on drugs, Johann Hari discovered that addiction isn’t what we think it is. TEDGlobalLondon One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to. And I was just a little kid, so I… »

27.07.2019

The new political story that could change everything

The new political story that could change everything

When I was a young man, I spent six years of wild adventure in the tropics working as an investigative journalist in some of the most bewitching parts of the world. I… »

12.07.2019

Why we need to fight misinformation about vaccines

Why we need to fight misinformation about vaccines

Ethan Lindenberger TEDxMidAtlantic  To start, I want to share with you guys something about my hometown of Norwalk, Ohio. Now, as this video stated, I am from Norwalk, which is an extremely small town, about 15,000 people. And really, in Norwalk, if you want to do something fun, you… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

15.01.2019

Banning the bomb, smashing the patriarchy | Ray Acheson

Ray Acheson, from Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament wing of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom talks about nuclear weapons in the conext of the patriarchal system in which we live today. Transcript: Who has the biggest nuclear button?  No, I’m serious.  This is a real foreign… »

07.11.2018

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail

By Özlem Cekic at We the Future My inbox is full of hate mails and personal abuse and has been for years. In 2010, I started answering those mails and suggesting to… »

19.07.2018

The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. »

28.02.2018

A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology

A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology

Technology should work for us, but what happens when it doesn’t? Comedian Chuck Nice explores the unintended consequences of technological advancement and human interaction — with hilarious results.   Transcript Future tech always comes with two things: promise and unintended consequences. And it’s those consequences that I want to… »

14.01.2018

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

How we can stop Africa’s scientific brain drain

Transcript So many of us who care about sustainable development and the livelihood of local people do so for deeply personal reasons. I grew up in Cameroon, a country of enchanting beauty and rich biodiversity, but plagued by poor governance, environmental destruction, and poverty. As a child, like we… »

10.10.2017

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

TED: Fighting with nonviolence

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how nonviolence… »

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