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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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Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I have spent my entire life either at the schoolhouse, on the way to the schoolhouse, or talking about what happens in the schoolhouse. (Laughter) Both my parents were educators, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years, I’ve done the
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Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Translator: Morton Bast Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha Like many of you, I’m one of the lucky people. I was born to a family where education was pervasive. I’m a third-generation PhD, a daughter of two academics. In my childhood, I played around in my father’s university lab. So it was taken
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Comics that ask “what if?” | Randall Munroe

So, I have a feature on my website where every week people submit hypothetical questions for me to answer, and I try to answer them using math, science and comics. So for example, one person asked, what would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent
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Where good ideas come from | Steven Johnson

Just a few minutes ago, I took this picture about 10 blocks from here. This is the Grand Cafe here in Oxford. I took this picture because this turns out to be the first coffeehouse to open in England in 1650. That’s its great claim to fame, and I wanted
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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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