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What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the worldWhat it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges. How do we care for our elderly? In today’s talk, Jared Diamond examines the vast differences in how societies […]

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How societies grow old: Jared Diamond at TED2013How societies grow old: Jared Diamond at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

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 […]


Who Are We?: The speakers in Session 11 of TED2013Who Are We?: The speakers in Session 11 of TED2013

Posted By Morton Bast

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 […]


TED and National Geographic: Shared mission, shared planet, shared stage

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

National Geographic shares stories that inspire people to care for our world, and TED leverages the power of ideas to change the world. It could be said that we share some common ground. Unsurprisingly, almost half of the National Geographic Explorers, as well as a few members of their staff, have given TEDTalks. Below the […]


Why do societies collapse? Jared Diamond on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Why do societies fail? Taking lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how — if we see it in time — we can prevent it. (Recorded February 2003 in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:21.) >Subscribe to the iTunes […]