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    Default One of your many favorite TED talks! Share!

    I hope and almost expect many of you to be watching some of the awesome TED talks out there. When they first released, only a handful of people were actively watching but after a while it came to TV and were made mainstream. I mean the streaming version, not the sitting-in-audience version. I still have to do the latter one day!

    So this thread is about sharing those talks that made you skip a beat and reach for the newly invested idea to blow it out of proportions and wonder if that last thought of his in the talk might spell out how the computers came together and actually was the original tiny detail of an enormous evolving idea that still hasn't reached a climax!?
    This is one of mine:


    I would have made use of TEDs' original website but I wasn't able to.
    Here's the link for the same video but better quality



    EDIT: I did make a search and I found Nothing. At least I couldn't find a thread specifically made with TED in mind.

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    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    Dang, I have mine all bookmarked on my other computer.

    This is the first one that came to mind for me, though:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwa...of_choice.html

    I felt vindicated when I watched it because I had been saying the same stuff for years.
    "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    This got me worried half-way through. The first thought was: AWESOME, I might be able to know another species similar to humans! then I started to realize that this will probably get out of hand quite soon until they are slaves and we'll harass them more than we've harassed other species around us because these ones we know dislike what we do. It's often the knowledge that others feel what they might feel that seems to turn people on and choose to do the action. Power is ugly.

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    Daniel Kahneman's definately

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    [YOUTUBE="XRWTyUVh0BQ"]The future of Countries[/YOUTUBE]

    Definitely my favorite.
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    These are pretty short. What can I say? I'm a busy woman.

    Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ju...ffects_us.html
    Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices.

    Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate
    http://www.ted.com/talks/dean_ornish...your_fate.html
    Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.

    Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies
    http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_ku...of_babies.html
    At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

    Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jo..._of_crows.html
    Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he's come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human.
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    Johann Hari:
    Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
    Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | TED Talk | TED.com

    A necessary exercise on empathy and compassion for people normally deemed subhumans by society, with the scientific basis behind it. Also good for self-understanding if you're basically me and have an addictive personality.
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    Watashi wa choudo nani ga juuyou ka mitsukeyou toshite iru~



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    https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

    A friend of mine just sent me this today, because I talk a lot about the strength in emotions & vulnerability, this is amazing. She says everything I've ever felt, but eloquently lol.
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