LA TEDsters, take note: Guns, Germs and Steel author Jared Diamond (TED2003) will headline an intriguing evening at the Natural History Museum this Friday. He’s moderating a provocative roundtable, exploring energy choices, climate change and ecological survival — issues raised in his book Collapse, and the exhibit it inspired. The unusual event incorporates video DJs, drumming, reggae and dancing in the Mammals Hall. (Seriously.) We expect a full report.
Growing old in traditional societies Jared Diamond is the author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was a provocative answer to the question of why Europe dominated the world for much of recent history. More recently, he has written The World Before Yesterday, an investigation of traditional societies, and what the modern world might learn from […]
The name says it all: this session took a look at everything that human beings do, think and know. From thoughts on what makes a civilization decline to the roots of our morality, these speakers shared some of the stats and stories that point to our collective identity. Here, the speakers who appeared in this […]