TED2011 Report – Session 11: The Echo of Time

Posted by: Jenny Zurawell


Jack Horner describes his work to recreate a living dinosaur from the genes of an unlikely ancestor: What we’re trying to do is take our chicken, modify it, and make a chickenosaurus.

Rajesh Rao on deciphering the controversial Indus script: If it looks like a linguistic script and it acts like a linguistic script, then perhaps we have a linguistic script on our hands.

Forget Guitar Hero. Tod Martin says, “Be a TED Hero. Prepare to give the talk of your life. And when a TEDx organizer asks you to do it, bring it.”

Harvey Fineberg argues for “neo-evolution: the new evolution that is not simply natural, but guided and chosen by us as individuals.”

Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, recalls an early military experience: “In one sentence, he lifted me, put me back on my feet, and taught me that leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure.”

 

Photos: TED / James Duncan Davidson