When we selected the books to send TEDsters this month, we just had to include The Untied States of America, the startling new book by futurist Juan Enriquez, who’s spoken so powerfully at TED and TEDGLOBAL. Juan looks at the same facts you and I do, but discovers insights that we miss. His book, shockingly, predicts that the next 50 years could see the US (and many other parts of the world) fragment in dangerous and unexpected ways. He writes the same way he speaks. Every page is stuffed with intriguing images, surprising graphs and, as a bonus, wonderful humor. – Chris
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A “living fossil” spotted in the South Pacific, a machine that vomits + poetry that rethinks assumptions about inmates
The TED community has news to share. Read on for highlights. The rarest animal on Earth, spotted once again. Peter Ward hadn’t seen his “old friend,” the Allonautilus scrobiculatus, since 1984. But he recognized its hairy, slimy, golden shell instantly. Ward wrote about his rediscovery of this creature — alongside its more-common relative, the nautilus, […]
Who hasn’t found themselves at party, standing awkwardly by the guacamole, approximately five feet from another person doing the same? Sometimes it’s just hard to know what to say to start a conversation. Davy Rothbart can help. In his new TED Book, How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect Us, Rothbart […]