Ted Talks Daily

Ted Talks Daily

The value of your humanity in an automated future | Kevin Roose

To futureproof your job against robots and AI, you should learn how to code, brush up on your math skills and crack...

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The people who caused the climate crisis aren't the ones who will solve it | Angela Mahecha Adrar

Corporations and big business have wrecked the environment, but disadvantaged communities living in "sacrifice zones"...

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Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson

In the grand scheme of history, modern reality is a bizarre exception when compared to the worlds of ancient,...

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You don't need aliens to make history interesting | Sarah Kurnick

Aliens have invaded ancient history: they've cropped up in humanity's past through popular television and movies,...

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The US is back in the Paris Agreement. What's next? | John Kerry and Al Gore

On his first day as president, Joe Biden signed a letter of acceptance that set in motion the 30-day process for the...

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How theater weathers wars, outlasts empires and survives pandemics | Cara Greene Epstein

When catastrophe strikes, art prevails -- and has done so for centuries. In this fascinating talk, writer and...

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I let algorithms randomize my life for two years | Max Hawkins

What if everything in your life was randomized: from the food you ate to the things you did and the places you...

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The hidden history found in your teeth | Carolyn Freiwald

Your teeth carry secrets: centuries of history about your ancestors, from where they lived to what they ate and where...

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The paradigm shift toward equitable tech access across Africa | 'Gbenga Sesan

Centuries of inequality can't be solved with access to technology alone -- we need to connect people with training...

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Community-powered solutions to the climate crisis | Rahwa Ghirmatzion and Zelalem Adefris

Climate change is the epic challenge of our lives, and community leaders like Rahwa Ghirmatzion and Zelalem Adefris...

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The promise of quantum computers | Matt Langione

What if tiny microparticles could help us solve the world's biggest problems in a matter of minutes? That's the...

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A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions | Karen Scrivener

Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth (behind water), and it's responsible for eight percent of the...

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How a green economy could work for you | Angela Francis

How do you get the environment to the top of everyone's priority list? You can't, says climate advocate Angela...

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How technology changes our sense of right and wrong | Juan Enriquez

What drives society's understanding of right and wrong? In this thought-provoking talk, futurist Juan Enriquez offers...

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How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future | Jack Dangermond

What if we could better understand the world's biggest challenges simply by looking at a map? Jack Dangermond, a...

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When the world is burning, is art a waste of time? | R. Alan Brooks

Is art worth it? "Hell yeah," says graphic novelist R. Alan Brooks -- art has the power to scare dictators, inspire...

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What a cactus taught me about prickly emotions | Jessica Woods

Difficult emotions are like the spikes of a cactus: they can get under your skin if you're not careful. In this...

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My journey mapping the uncharted world | Tawanda Kanhema

Significant pieces of the globe are literally not on the map: they're missing from the most widely used mapping...

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What COVID-19 revealed about US schools -- and 4 ways to rethink education | Nora Flanagan

The abrupt shift to online learning due to COVID-19 rocked the US education system, unearthing many of the inequities...

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The joy of shopping -- and how to recapture it online | Nimisha Jain

Shopping is about more than just what you buy: it's a treasure hunt to discover something new, a negotiation to get a...

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