Category: Video Gallery

  • Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

    Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

      People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — “monotasking.” His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.  

  • Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

    Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

      By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge? At the TEDSalon in London, Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify information in real-time, […]

  • Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

    Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

      When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain  

  • Bobby Ghosh: Why global jihad is losing

    Bobby Ghosh: Why global jihad is losing

      Throughout the history of Islam, says journalist Bobby Ghosh, there have been two sides to jihad: one, internal, a personal struggle to be better, the other external. A small minority (most recently Osama bin Laden) has appropriated the second, using it as an excuse for deadly global violence against “the West.” Ghosh suggests that, […]

  • Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy

    Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy

      In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.  

  • Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor

    Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor

      How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.  

  • Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world

    Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world

      The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place. […]

  • Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

    Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

      Why is ‘x’ the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.  

  • James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral’s thoughts on global security

    James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral’s thoughts on global security

      Imagine global security driven by collaboration — among agencies, government, the private sector and the public. That’s not just the distant hope of open-source fans, it’s the vision of James Stavridis, a highly accomplished Navy Admiral. Stavridis shares vivid moments from recent military history to explain why security of the future should be built […]

  • Mark Forsyth: What’s a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak

    Mark Forsyth: What’s a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak

      Most politicians choose their words carefully, to shape the reality they hope to create. But does it work? Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares a few entertaining word-origin stories from British and American history (for instance, did you ever wonder how George Washington became “president”?) and draws a surprising conclusion.