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The first secret of great design | Tony Fadell

In the great 1980s movie “The Blues Brothers,” there’s a scene where John Belushi goes to visit Dan Aykroyd in his apartment in Chicago for the very first time. It’s a cramped, tiny space and it’s just three feet away from the train tracks. As John sits on Dan’s bed,
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Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide

Last year here at TED I asked you to give me your data, to put your data on the web, on the basis that if people put data onto the web — government data, scientific data, community data, whatever it is — it will be used by other people to
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Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web

The Internet, the Web as we know it, the kind of Web — the things we’re all talking about — is already less than 5,000 days old. So all of the things that we’ve seen come about, starting, say, with satellite images of the whole Earth, which we couldn’t even
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Ian Ritchie: The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

Well we all know the World Wide Web has absolutely transformed publishing, broadcasting, commerce and social connectivity, but where did it all come from? And I’ll quote three people: Vannevar Bush, Doug Engelbart and Tim Berners-Lee. So let’s just run through these guys. This is Vannevar Bush. Vannevar Bush was
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Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

TED is 30. The world wide web is celebrating this month its 25th anniversary. So I’ve got a question for you. Let’s talk about the journey, mainly about the future. Let’s talk about the state. Let’s talk about what sort of a web we want. So 25 years ago, then,
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Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data

Time flies. It’s actually almost 20 years ago when I wanted to reframe the way we use information, the way we work together: I invented the World Wide Web. Now, 20 years on, at TED, I want to ask your help in a new reframing. So going back to 1989,
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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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Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

It’s very nice to be here tonight. So I’ve been working on the history of income and wealth distribution for the past 15 years, and one of the interesting lessons coming from this historical evidence is indeed that, in the long run, there is a tendency for the rate of
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