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Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Duration: 12:31

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.

     
Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a

Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

Duration: 14:35

Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?

     
Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?

Duration: 10:26

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mind-blowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.

     
Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?

Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away

Duration: 06:43

In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scientific mysteries in our own world and galaxy.

     
Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away

Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself?

Duration: 15:57

After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn't happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS). Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.

     
Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself?

Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence

Duration: 11:48

Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

     
Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence

Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

Duration: 19:14

Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.

     
Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

Duration: 06:29

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.

     
Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

Duration: 17:46

How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

     
Colin Powell: Kids need structure

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Duration: 05:07

How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves? Robert Full takes a look at the incredible body of the cockroach to show what it can teach robotics engineers.

     
Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Duration: 19:30

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

     
Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

Duration: 11:44

Many of those with severe speech disorders use a computerized device to communicate. Yet they choose between only a few voice options. That's why Stephen Hawking has an American accent, and why many people end up with the same voice, often to incongruous effect. Speech scientist Rupal Patel wanted to do something about this, and in this wonderful talk she shares her work to engineer unique voices for the voiceless.

     
Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints
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