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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Thought-provoking videos about life and being human, with ideas from business leaders, psychologists and researchers speaking onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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    4 ways to design a disability-friendly future | Meghan Hussey

    4 ways to design a disability-friendly future | Meghan Hussey

    Nearly fifteen percent of the world's population lives with a disability, yet this massive chunk of humanity is still routinely excluded from opportunities. Sharing her experience growing up with an autistic sister, disability inclusion advocate Meghan Hussey illuminates the path towards an inclusive future in four steps, and it starts with an attitude check on assumptions and stereotypes. Designing a world built for everyone is not a "nice to have," Hussey says -- it's critical to the fabric of society.

    • 9 min
    • video
    The online community supporting queer Africans | Okong'o Kinyanjui

    The online community supporting queer Africans | Okong'o Kinyanjui

    Feeling safe is a human right -- but in many African countries, colonial-era laws make it dangerous for LGBTQIA+ people to gather and share their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Creating a space that leaves no room for discrimination, pan-African LGBTQIA+ advocate Okong'o Kinyanjui cofounded an online platform that gives queer people access to opportunities, mentorship and support, providing the visibility and community every person needs to thrive.

    • 8 min
    • video
    How to build an equitable and just climate future | Peggy Shepard

    How to build an equitable and just climate future | Peggy Shepard

    Everyone has the right to a clean environment -- but major disparities exist when it comes to who faces the consequences of pollution. Environmental justice leader Peggy Shepard points to the disproportionate impact that hazardous environmental conditions have on Black, brown and Indigenous communities and challenges us to build a truly equitable future that turns "sacrifice zones" -- where community health is sacrificed for the sake of development -- into "green zones" that redress the legacy of pollution and harmful policies.

    • 11 min
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    A new understanding of human history and the roots of inequality | David Wengrow

    A new understanding of human history and the roots of inequality | David Wengrow

    What if the commonly accepted narratives about the foundation of civilization are all wrong? Drawing on groundbreaking research, archaeologist David Wengrow challenges traditional thinking about the social evolution of humanity -- from the invention of agriculture to the formation of cities and class systems -- and explains how rethinking history can radically change our perspective on inequality and modern life.

    • 17 min
    • video
    An invitation to reexamine your familiar world | Gillian Tett

    An invitation to reexamine your familiar world | Gillian Tett

    Before entering the world of financial journalism, Gillian Tett was a cultural anthropologist who studied how the past influences our present thoughts and behaviors. In an entertaining talk, she shows how you can use an anthropological outlook to see the world with fresh eyes -- and welcome new and different cultural truths into your life.

    • 12 min
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    A creator-led internet, built on blockchain | Adam Mosseri

    A creator-led internet, built on blockchain | Adam Mosseri

    As digital assets like cryptocurrency and NFTs become more mainstream, design thinker and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri believes that creators are uniquely positioned to benefit. These blockchain-enabled technologies could remove the need for a "middleman" in the form of large social media platforms, allowing creators to more freely distribute their work and connect with their audiences. He explains how this new age of the internet will give way to "the greatest transfer of power from institutions to individuals in all time."

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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682 Ratings

682 Ratings

Opps1000 ,

Powerful Stuff

After listening to a few discussions. I was thoroughly hooked. But, the "Call to Men" is the taping that moved me the most. Every male (young & old) should view that discussion.

Hunter_abraham ,

Content is based on pure personal opinions

I’m not sure if Ted Talk just means an opinion of someone ‘qualified’ but the content here is not researched and based on opinions and insufficient material to the title itself. I listened to a talk on why there’s no Native American restaurants, his speech covered: because the government ‘white-washed’ the Indians. I’m sure there have been processes like this in the past to convert Natives to their colonizers standard of life but this doesn’t answer the question. There are still lots of Native American culture still alive, the govt didn’t completely destroy everything as the claim is. It was motivating the listeners to use the nature in a respectful way, which is nice and then stole all the applause for politically trendy words about “The Wall” and use of profanity. Very interesting as to what type of crowd is attracted by such an event.

Gambit825 ,

Leftist junk

Ideolog diatribe

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