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How to let go of being a "good" person — and become a better person | Dolly Chugh
What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology o...
How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy | Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad
How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy | Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad
Have you ever actually read the terms and conditions for the apps you use? Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad and his team at the Norwegian Consumer Council have, and it took them nearly a day and a half to rea...
Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison
Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison
Taking lessons from a historical pattern called "Thucydides's Trap," political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collisio...
What everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet | Fadi Chehadé and Bryn Freedman
What everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet | Fadi Chehadé and Bryn Freedman
Technology architect Fadi Chehadé helped set up the infrastructure that makes the internet work -- essential things like the domain name system and IP address standards. Today he's focused on finding ...
How isolation fuels opioid addiction | Rachel Wurzman
How isolation fuels opioid addiction | Rachel Wurzman
What do Tourette syndrome, heroin addiction and social media obsession all have in common? They converge in an area of the brain called the striatum, says neuroscientist Rachel Wurzman -- and this cri...
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann
By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change? In a talk packed with wit an...
"We Are the Halluci Nation" | A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red creates music that acts as a gateway into urban, contemporary indigenous culture, celebrating all of its layers and complexity. In a set that blends traditional powwow drums and voc...
My quest to defy gravity and fly | Elizabeth Streb
My quest to defy gravity and fly | Elizabeth Streb
Over the course of her fearless career, extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has pushed the limits of the human body. She's jumped through broken glass, toppled from great heights and built gizmo...
How revenge porn turns lives upside down | Darieth Chisolm
How revenge porn turns lives upside down | Darieth Chisolm
What can you do if you're the victim of revenge porn or cyberbullying? Shockingly little, says journalist and activist Darieth Chisolm, who found herself living the nightmare scenario of having explic...
How we can help young people build a better future | Henrietta Fore
How we can help young people build a better future | Henrietta Fore
A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it's the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In th...
How nationalism and globalism can coexist | Wanis Kabbaj
How nationalism and globalism can coexist | Wanis Kabbaj
Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? In a talk with lessons for avowed nationalists and globalists alike, Wanis Kabbaj exp...
How conscious investors can turn up the heat and make companies change | Vinay Shandal
How conscious investors can turn up the heat and make companies change | Vinay Shandal
In a talk that's equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world's top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbo...
What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo
What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo
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The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft
The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft
We need to change how we prescribe drugs, says physician Daniel Kraft: too often, medications are dosed incorrectly, cause toxic side effects or just don't work. In a talk and concept demo, Kraft shar...
5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström
5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström
In a talk about how we can build a robust future without wrecking the planet, sustainability expert Johan Rockström debuts the Earth3 model -- a new methodology that combines the UN Sustainable Develo...
The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier
The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier
The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago -- yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, ...
Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling
Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling
We're far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct like that can have consequences. Learn more about how ...
Let's protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang
Let's protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang
You don't have to be a scientist to help protect the world's oceans, says underwater drone expert and TED Fellow David Lang -- in fact, ordinary citizens have pulled together to save the planet's natu...