Jane Goodall hasn’t found the missing link, but she’s come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.
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From the great blog annals of spacetime: This. Plus a lovely essay on the how and why. The behind-the-scenes page is pretty wonderful too. In a promising development, some other TEDTalks stars have also been modded into LEGO minifigs: Jane Goodall. Prof. Brian Cox. Richard Dawkins. More >>
A special report from Forbes.com covers the broad topic of Communicating in some interesting ways: from the origins of language in chimps to alien contact to the latest computer interfaces (including the SUI, or Straw-like User Interface, which lets you experience the sensations of drinking). Many TED voices here (Steven Pinker, Jane Goodall, Ray Kurzweil, […]