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SpaceX’s plan to fly you across the globe in 30 minutes | Gwynne Shotwell

Chris Anderson: So two months ago, something crazy happened. Can you talk us through this, because this caught so many people’s attention? Gwynne Shotwell: I’ll stay quiet for the beginning, and then I’ll start talking. (Video) Voices: Five, four, three, two, one. (Cheering) Woman: Liftoff. Go Falcon Heavy. GS: So
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The Real You – Alan Watts

If you ready to wake up, you gonna wake up and if you’re not ready you’re gonna stay pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me’. And since you all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume that you’re all
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The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the little flyer.” And I thought, “Well, what’s the struggle?” And
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You are fluent in this language (and don’t even know it) | Christoph Niemann

I’m an artist. Being an artist is the greatest job there is. And I really pity each and every one of you who has to spend your days discovering new galaxies or saving humanity from global warming. (Laughter) But being an artist is also a daunting job. I spend every
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The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube — and what’s wrong with the internet today | James Bridle

I’m James. I’m a writer and artist, and I make work about technology. I do things like draw life-size outlines of military drones in city streets around the world, so that people can start to think and get their heads around these really quite hard-to-see and hard-to-think-about technologies. I make
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Why humans run the world | Yuval Noah Harari

Seventy-thousand years ago, our ancestors were insignificant animals. The most important thing to know about prehistoric humans is that they were unimportant. Their impact on the world was not much greater than that of jellyfish or fireflies or woodpeckers. Today, in contrast, we control this planet. And the question is:
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The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes
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How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

So, I’ll be speaking to you using language … because I can. This is one these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones
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