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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in SD video and audio-only formats.

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in SD video and audio-only formats.

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    Art that imagines new ways of living with machines | Anicka Yi

    Art that imagines new ways of living with machines | Anicka Yi

    Taking cues from soft robotics and the natural world, conceptual artist Anicka Yi builds lighter-than-air machines that roam and react like autonomous life forms. Her floating "aerobes" inspire us to think about new ways of living with machines -- and to ponder how they could evolve into living creatures. "What if our machines could be more than just our tools, and instead, a new type of companion species?" she asks.

    • 10 min
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    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
    • video
    "Once There Was III" -- a mesmerizing blend of dance, animation and tech | Nina McNeely

    "Once There Was III" -- a mesmerizing blend of dance, animation and tech | Nina McNeely

    A talented trio of dancers brings to life choreographer Nina McNeely's contemporary dance piece "Once There Was III." Settle in for a dazzling, hypnotic performance.

    • 11 min
    • video
    The problem with plastics -- and how they're changing the environment | Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez

    The problem with plastics -- and how they're changing the environment | Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez

    Plastics are everywhere -- they're in our favorite electronic devices, they package our food and insulate our homes. Today, the total mass of plastic is twice the total mass of all living organisms on the planet, and it's starting to change the processes that allow the Earth's climate system to work. Plastic pollution researcher Patricia Villarrubia-Gómez breaks down the consequences of producing all of this plastic at every stage, from fossil fuel extraction to the disposal of single-use plastics in landfills and oceans. The first step to breaking free of our plastic problem is admitting we have one.

    • 9 min
    • video
    A photographic journey through the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan | Kiana Hayeri

    A photographic journey through the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan | Kiana Hayeri

    Exposing what life looks like in Afghanistan after a 20-year US occupation and the Taliban's stunning and rapid takeover, TED Fellow and documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri captures harrowing glimpses and multifaceted realities of a war-torn country. Through the lens of her camera, she documents devastation and deferred dreams -- but also resilient hope and spirit.

    • 7 min
    • video
    How the US fails working parents -- and what they need to thrive | Reshma Saujani

    How the US fails working parents -- and what they need to thrive | Reshma Saujani

    The pandemic brought into sharp focus the crisis in caregiving in the United States, which woefully under provides support for parents. Activist and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani has a proposal to address that -- something she calls the Marshall Plan for Moms -- and she unpacks how it aims to build radically different systems in order to empower working parents. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event on March 23, 2022. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

    • 15 min

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720 Ratings

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Attention

Excellent description of my sister
She developed her on following on the Internet
I am not sure of all the different terms used for the various platforms used
But it about killed her to get put into face book jail for spewing hate messages
This Ted Talk definitely afforded me an understanding of social media
But not range on all those find a friend. Make a friend. Fake a friend sites

Usher brightened ,

Elon Musk was the final straw

There have been some really interesting people that TED has given voice to over the years. But, giving Musk over an hour was too much for me. Perhaps in the early days before it was clear how deeply problematic he was, but to give him such an extended platform in 2022? Hardly the first time TED has elevated rich, white, middle-aged-but-oh-so-adolescent tech bros. I’m done with TED.

RogerJr ,

The once-great forum is dead

Ted talks have degenerated into a series of underqualified middling orators using the platform to push one leftist cause after another. It’s wandered far afield of its original Technology, Engineering, and Design focus. I haven’t seen a compelling segment in months; I’m not the slightest bit interested in how women and girls can stop global warming, nor do I care about trans activism.

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