TED Talks - Technology, Entertainment, Design

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I can not count the number of TED talks that I have enjoyed.

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this is a good one

http://on.ted.com/bIWL

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Love Ted Talks (although the potential applications of that camera one did ignite my paranoia somewhat!?) … They are one of my favourite ways to keep myself amused while ironing… (!!? :huh: )

My overall favourite, inspiring discovery on Ted (yes! I have one!) has been Mr Hans Rosling. (He has at least 6 presentations on there. My favourite one is on religion and babies -the first minute especially!) The facts, the gap-minder invention for presenting statistics, his accent, his humour, his passion and his eternal optimism for the future of our world (based on facts!), all have me searching out his new presentations regularly. In all seriousness, I revisit them to give me hope when I am feeling gloomy. I wonder why he is not more famous…?

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This is way cool...

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Steve Job's inspirational commencement speech at Sanford in 2005 about living, love, loss, and dying is one of my favorite TED speeches.

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Here's another one of my favorites. Ron Finley is fierce.

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Here's another one of my favorites. Ron Finley is fierce.

I also loved that talk. Recommended.

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Thanks Jeremy, I'm glad you liked it. I'm inspired to start a garden I have 100 square meters of garden space in the back of the house and all I've planted so far are a few tulips. There's a couple of apple trees back there that I plan on getting the apples from and do some baking. Is it possible to plant kale in a garden in Germany and it thrives?

What's good to start with. I really want to plant something. What about stray cats that roam the 'hood would they be a problem?

Btw, he has an interesting website. It's called LaGreengrounds.org

Like Ron Finley, I wanna get gangsta with my shovel. ;)

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Sugata Mitra gives a compelling reason why we should change education - everywhere not just India. The German school system is also a perfect example of what is wrong with education.

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I also loved that talk. Recommended.

I agree! He's awesome. "Plant some shit!" :lol:

It led me to this one:

His 'evolution of man' in 15 seconds clip is great.

edit: jeremy, the Sir Ken Robinson TED talks are probably my favorites.

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Film critic, Roger Ebert died yesterday after an 11 year battle with thyroid and salivary cancer losing his ability to speak, eat, and drink.

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Don Palotta on Social innovation and social euntrepreneurship.

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A great one --- guy locked-in gets to communicate.

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Oh well. I see I have not yet mastered the art of embedding. Here's the linky.

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Cindy Gallop's talk about the influence of porn was frank, funny and brave.

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Bryan Stevenson is a public interest lawyer who has dedicated his life to helping the poor and this speech is powerful and thought provoking.

"Ultimately, you judge the character of a society, not by how they treat their rich and the powerful and the privileged, but by how they treat the poor... Because it's in that nexus that we actually begin to understand truly profound things about who we are."

"The opposite of poverty is not wealth, the opposite of poverty is justice".

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Love TED talks! Inspire me to be a better person. So many brilliant ideas...that's how i found khan academy as well. Life changing, that khan academy!

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Bono (i know, I know) actually did a good one about the good news on world poverty. Another new one is Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist in Ghana. Sorry, but I cant link to them.

One of my favourite TED talker is Hans Rosling, especially 'Let my dataset change your mindset'. Fascinating and funny and extremely well presented.

Edit: Oh and the worst one I've ever seen is by Jamie Oliver on feeding US kids. Actally worth watching just to see how bad it is.

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