Today's : Inspired by Christopher Reeve, proposes a new way to treat paralysis from spinal cord injury
Today's : From , a post-Sandy meditation on the power of connecting in the "digital now" …
Today's : Where's the next economic boom going to happen? Across Africa, suggests . Hear why:
Today's : Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability
Bonus Blog video: Michael Porter + Michael Sandel debate how (or if) business can solve social problems:
Today's +debate, part two: Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life.
Today: 2 plus debate. First, Michael Porter says business can (+should) help solve social problems:
Today's : makes the case for rewilding the planet.
Today's : Why do we sleep? Russell Foster has 3 theories.
Today's : Bastian Schaefer imagines a -printed jumbo jet:
Today's : Meet global corruption's hidden players: HT
Today's : A tale of two political systems. Fodder for debate:
Today's : Lesley Hazleton explores the doubt that is essential to faith:
Cool wrap-up from : "Thank you, TEDGlobal 2013. Let’s move it forward."
Today's : The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.
Today's : Meet BRCK, an internet access point built for Africa HT
Economist Didier Sornette's market forecast? "Turbulent times ahead." Read the TED Blog Q&A with today's speaker:
It's all I'm good for RT : a speaker from SA was asked "What has Africa given us"? & he snapped back "Humanity"
: Makes me proud to be a women. Inspirational
Here is a link for my talk رابط لكلمتي في مؤتمر تيد جلوبال
“It’s because I love my country that I’m doing this” - on daring to drive in S.Arabia. Her talk:
"Open your ears, your eyes, your nose, all your senses, to the wonderful richness that is given to us." -Br. David Steindl-Rast
"Opportunity is the gift within every gift." -- Brother David Steindl-Rast
"It is not happiness that makes you grateful; it is gratefulness that makes you happy." --Brother David Steindl-Rast
"Is it really the happy people who are grateful?" -- Brother David Steindl-Rast
Today's is from 2013! : A Saudi woman who dared to drive:
Now, TEDsters are grooving to at . Listen to her songs at :
"Some say corruption is unavoidable...But I have seen what can happen when an idea gains momentum."
"Corruption isn't just about that nebulous phrase weak governance. It's made possible by the actions of global facilitators"
. published his med records on a site called la cura () & asked the crowd to help him w/ his cancer.
"I started to understand that this industrial process which we call medicine was not really about me." --
"When you're diagnosed with something as serious as cancer, your life disappears and is replaced by a disease."
If you care about yr shareholders, you have to tackle the biggest needs in society. That's what will drive innovation, says
Marketizing every aspect of life leads to a condition where the affluent & those of modest means lead separate lives, says Michael Sandel
"Economists often assume that markets are inert -- that they do not touch or taint the goods they exchange." --Michael Sandel
When money governs access to education, political voice, and influence, inequality matters a great deal, says Michael Sandel at
"The more things money can buy, the more affluence or the lack of it matters." -Michael Sandel
"We drifted almost without realizing it from having a market economy to being a market society." - Michael Sandel
If we can get business seeing itself differently & others seeing business differently, we can change the world. -
The opportunity for business to impact & address social problems is the biggest opportunity in biz today, says
The conventional wisdom in business has been there's a tradeoff btwn social progress & economic efficiency, says
"Many of you may say, 'Ew, profit!' But profit allows solutions to be infinitely scalable." --
"Why aren't we making more progress on social problems? The fundamental problem is we can't scale." --
"Business creates wealth when it meets needs at a profit." --
"This is a low point in respect for business." --
Is there any role for business in fixing social challenges, and if so what is it? asks at
Imagine companies using a facial composite of our friends to advertise and manipulate us, says
"I believe one of the final fights of our time will be the fight for the control of our personal information."
"Privacy is, in a way, both the means and the price you pay for freedom."
"Transparency can be misdirected."
What will this future without secrets look like? And do we care? asks
By combining Facebook information with government data on a person determined their social security number .
"Any personal information can become sensitive information."
gets remixed by the incredible . Hear his beats here:
Your daily dose of drama from TNT on the stage:
"We can choose to take time back."
Because time will pass, it deserves our attention.
"Time is not data; it cannot be stored."
Example of difference between the digital and the now: more people in India have cell phones than toilets.
"How does one live inside distraction?" asks
"This digital now is not the present because it is always seconds ahead."
"The gap between what we can perceive and what we can measure will continue to widen."
"Nature had just reminded us that we were stronger than all of our technology and yet here we were obsessed with being wired."
How do you teach engineering? Design? Online labs says Anant Agarwal
By blending online courses with classroom time, course retake rates dropped from 41% to 9% in one semester. Anant Agarwal
My daughter stopped speaking English as a teenager. She spoke a digital language. Instead of talking, I texted her. Anant Agarwal
"When we launched our very first course, 155,000 students enrolled." - Anant Agarwal
We are trying to transform education through online technology at edX with MOOC - massive open online courses. Anant Agarwal
Education really hasn't changed in the past 500 years. The last big innovation was printing press and textbooks. - Anant Agarwal
We've sold 1.3 million of these. 30-40% of them are going to kids.
Started with the price point. "How cheap can we make a computer? How much can you ask a child to pay?" asks
wanted kids to learn coding the way his generation did in the 80s. Enter: Raspberry Pi.
"Our idea was to build something cheap, powerful, available for children's bedrooms."
What is Raspberry Pi? "It's a computer the size of a credit card you can buy for $25."
This movement is wrapped in love, human expression and community. It's time we paid more attention.
"We're learning the basic building blocks of media critique, creation and dissemination."
All over the world people participate in digital public assembly on social media in support of a symbol or person.
"Need this creativity and humor to remind us of the banality of the social and political issues around the world."
This culture of online and offline joke sharing has become a global form of creativity against censorship globally.
Chinese people used creativity to avoid censorship through symbols like Ai Wei Wei's sunflower seeds.
In China in 2011 was wiretapped and followed while supporting the artist Ai Wei Wei as an act of freedom.
Tech Impact: Session 11 of begins now:
"Home is not just the place where you sleep, it is the place where you stand." says Pico Iyer
"It is only by stopping movement that you can see where to go." says PIco Iyer
"Home is just not the place where you happen to be born, it is the place where you become yourself" says Pico Iyer
Pico Iyer: "I've always felt the beauty of being surrounded by the foreign, it slaps you awake."
220 million people are currently living in countries not their own says Pico Iyer
A wildfire buring down his childhood home made Pico Iyer rethink what home means
"For more and more of us home has less to do with a piece of soil, then with a piece of soul" says Pico Iyer
"Where do you come from? It's such a simple question." Think Again suggests Pico Iyer
Jamie Cullum delights with "When I Get Famous" & "Pure Imagination" VIDEO VIDEO
"Perhaps we're ready for something literally and figuratively more cultured" poses
"What could the future of animal products look like?" asks
. debuts biofabricated leather on the stage. "Real, geniune leather without the animal sacrifice."
"Leather is a gateway material, a mainstream for the biofabrication industry" suggests
"Today we maintain a global herd of 60 billion animals for 7 billion people. We can't continue on this path." says
"In a 100 yrs time it will be considered grotesque that humans satisfied their craving for meat by killing animals who can feel"–
"Poems can seem at once so personal, so durable, so ephemeral" says
. examines The Brave Man by Wallace Stevens for
. dissects The Garden by Rae Armantrout on the stage