TED Talks

  1. TED Talks: The $8 Billion iPod

    Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

    March 17, 2012
  2. TED Talks: All Your Devices Can be Hacked

    Could someone hack your pacemaker? At TEDxMidAtlantic, Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.

    March 8, 2012
  3. TED Talks: The Earth is Full

    Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

    March 5, 2012
  4. TED Talks: Why Videos Go Viral

    Kevin Allocca is YouTube’s trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.

    February 29, 2012
  5. TED: Comedy is Translation

    Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.

    February 26, 2012
  6. TED: Shape-Shifting Dinosaurs

    Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.

    February 12, 2012
  7. TED: The Happy Secret to Better Work

    We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

    February 2, 2012
  8. TED: Why I Chose a Gun

    Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ Chief of Defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed, and why we need armies if we want peace.

    January 31, 2012
  9. TED: Doctors Can Make Mistakes

    Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine’s culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve.

    January 27, 2012
  10. TED: Don’t Take Consciousness for Granted

    After a catastrophic car accident that left him in a coma, Simon Lewis found ways to recover — physically and mentally — beyond all expectations.

    July 18, 2011