MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. His prediction for the future? Ingestion of knowledge…literally swallowing a pill that deposits information in the brain we have traditionally internalized through reading and listening. A MUST view 20 minute video! http://mrmck.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/nicholas-negropontes-prediction-for-the-future-ingesting-information-video-1944/
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement -- all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a prison reform advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.
❛Suki Kim❜ TED2015: This is what it's like to teach in North Korea • "For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders — while writing a book on one of the world's most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like 'truth' and 'critical thinking,' she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in peril?"
Clay Shirky: How social media can make history | TED Talk | TED.com
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.
From the EG conference: Productivity guru Tim Ferriss' fun, encouraging anecdotes show how one simple question -- "What's the worst that could happen?" -- is all you need to learn to do anything.
Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think | TED Talk | TED.com