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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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A 12-year-old app developer | Thomas Suarez

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha I’ve always had a fascination for computers and technology, and I made a few apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. I’d like to share a couple with you today. My first app was a unique fortune teller called “Earth Fortune” that would
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Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you | Marc Kushner

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Today I’m going to speak to you about the last 30 years of architectural history. That’s a lot to pack into 18 minutes. It’s a complex topic, so we’re just going to dive right in at a complex place: New Jersey. Because 30 years
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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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Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

Hello. My name is Simone. You know how people tell you if you get nervous when onstage, picture people in the audience naked? Like it’s this thing that’s supposed to make you feel better. But I was thinking — picturing all of you naked in 2018 feels kind of weird
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How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream | Jamie Bartlett

If you want to buy high-quality, low-price cocaine, there really is only one place to go, and that is the dark net anonymous markets. Now, you can’t get to these sites with a normal browser — Chrome or Firefox — because they’re on this hidden part of the Internet, known
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The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed | Bill Gross

I’m really excited to share with you some findings that really surprise me about what makes companies succeed the most, what factors actually matter the most for startup success. I believe that the startup organization is one of the greatest forms to make the world a better place. If you
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