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The future us: The talks of Session 11 of TED2017

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The future us: The talks of Session 11 of TED2017

In the final session of TED2017, we look ahead to the future we’ll build together. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 11, in chronological order. A design renaissance for our apps. “There’s a hidden goal driving all of our technology, and that goal is the race for our attention.” says Tristan Harris. He would know; he []

In Case You Missed It: The personal talks from day 4 of TED2017

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In Case You Missed It: The personal talks from day 4 of TED2017

On the fourth day of TED, the talks got more personal and packed with takeaways for everyday life. Below, some highlights. Pond scum: a source of wonder. In her ode to the microorganisms we’ve spent a century trying to kill, Anne Madden shared how, in pond scum, scientists found an organism that appears to vaccinate []

Tales of tomorrow: The talks of Session 10 of TED2017

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Tales of tomorrow: The talks of Session 10 of TED2017

The stories we tell define us. In the Thursday-night session of TED2017, a singer, an artist, a poet, an author, two podcasters and Bollywood’s biggest star showed us what our stories mean today — and gave a preview of what they’ll look like in the future. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 10, in chronological order. []

It’s personal: The talks of Session 9 of TED2017

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It’s personal: The talks of Session 9 of TED2017

For the ninth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Editorial Director Helen Walters and Curation Director Kelly Stoetzel, we look into ourselves with seven speakers who take on subjects ranging from parenting to social interaction and heartbreak, revealing nuggets of wisdom that just might help you lead a better, more fulfilled life. The longest-running study []

Bugs and bodies: The talks of Session 8 of TED2017

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Bugs and bodies: The talks of Session 8 of TED2017

In the eight session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, eight speakers — and one unforgettable live jetpack demo — showed us that there’s wonder all around us, from the bugs that live in our backyards and on our skin to the dreams that live inside our minds, waiting to be unleashed. Below, []

Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017

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Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017

We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by []

Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

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Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

Polar ice doesn’t care who’s in the White House. It just melts. In the sixth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, we hear blunt talk on climate change — taking a 30,000-foot view from the clouds and examining some market-based solutions for cleaning the planet. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 6, in []

Mind and meaning: The talks of Session 5 of TED2017

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Mind and meaning: The talks of Session 5 of TED2017

How can we better understand the world within and around us? In the thought-provoking fifth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Editorial Director, Helen Walters, talks about neuroscience, philosophy, cognitive science — and a special experiment in behavioral science — explored issues like filter bubbles, Alzheimer’s and the very essence of existence. Below, recaps of []

Health, life and love: The talks of Session 4 of TED2017

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Health, life and love: The talks of Session 4 of TED2017

Session 4 of TED2017 kicked off with an interview with perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams, and closed with the potentially world-changing announcement of this year’s TED Prize wish from Raj Panjabi. In between, the session saw a surprise talk directly from the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis — the culmination of []

The human response: The talks of Session 3 of TED2017

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The human response: The talks of Session 3 of TED2017

The world is changing faster than ever, bringing with it brand-new problems, while our most persistent troubles — like poverty and health — haven’t gone anywhere. One thing has become abundantly clear: our machines aren’t going to save us; people are. How do we respond to problems new and old with humanity and dignity? In the []

Our robotic overlords: The talks of Session 2 of TED2017

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Our robotic overlords: The talks of Session 2 of TED2017

Are machines going to save or destroy us? It’s a question we’ve been grappling with since we first put 1s and 0s together to create computer code. And it feels like we’re no closer to answering it; machines are growing smarter by the day, and while they’re taking us to places we’ve never imagined, we []

One move ahead: The talks of Session 1 of TED2017

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One move ahead: The talks of Session 1 of TED2017

TED2017 begins with a manifesto: “We will not sleepwalk into a future of dread. Instead we will pursue: courage, deep human connection, imagination, thrilling possibility, understanding. The Future You is yet to be written. Let’s write it together.” In a comprehensive opening session hosted by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and streamed live to 800 []