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Hacked: The speakers in session 8 of TED2014

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What does a hacked future look like? What will our bodies — and minds — be capable as bioengineering becomes more and more ubiquitous? In Session 8 of TED2014, speakers take on the hacked world of tomorrow.

Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click below to read a full recap of each speaker’s talk:

Edward Snowden’s Q&A on Tuesday morning got TED2014 talking. This morning, NSA deputy director Rick Ledgett beams into “The Next Chapter Theater” to give a response.

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.

Keren Elazari charts the transformation of hackers from cyberpunk protagonists to powerful hacktivists, lone rangers and digital robin hoods who are the unsung heroes of the digital frontier.

Maira Kalman’s wise, witty drawings have appeared on numberless New Yorker covers, in a dozen children’s books, and throughout the pages of The Elements of Style.

David Epstein is an investigative reporter who covers the wide-open space where sports, science and medicine overlap.

Ed Yong blogs with a mission: igniting excitement for science in everyone, regardless of their education or background.

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and blogger who thinks about the marketing of ideas in the digital age.

Ray Kurzweil is an engineer who has radically advanced the fields of speech, text, and audio technology. He is revered for his dizzying — yet convincing — writing on the advance of technology, the limits of biology, and the future of the human species.

And we’ll end the session with an exciting, tech-related announcement.