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Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

Duration: 15:02

We face an endless string of choices, which leads us to feel anxiety, guilt and pangs of inadequacy that we are perhaps making the wrong ones. But philosopher Renata Salecl asks: Could individual choices be distracting us from something bigger—our power as social thinkers? A bold call for us to stop taking personal choice so seriously and focus on the choices we're making collectively.

     
Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future

Duration: 19:43

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last (absurd? brilliant?) prediction for the coming 30 years.

     
Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future

Karima Bennoune: When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism

Duration: 20:05

Karima Bennoune shares four powerful stories of real people fighting against fundamentalism in their own communities — refusing to allow the faith they love to become a tool for crime, attacks and murder. These personal stories humanize one of the most overlooked human-rights struggles in the world.

     
Karima Bennoune: When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism

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

George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me

Duration: 15:58

When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

     
George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me

Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Duration: 16:23

We often think of bias and prejudice as rooted in ignorance. But as psychologist Paul Bloom seeks to show, prejudice is often natural, rational ... even moral. The key, says Bloom, is to understand how our own biases work -- so we can take control when they go wrong.

     
Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

Duration: 17:54

It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).

     
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

Chris Domas: The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare

Duration: 16:45

Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand a chunk of binary code whose purpose and contents they don't know.

     
Chris Domas: The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare

David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Duration: 11:43

David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...

     
David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Sara Lewis: The loves and lies of fireflies

Duration: 13:51

Biologist Sara Lewis has spent the past 20 years getting to the bottom of the magic and wonder of fireflies. In this charming talk, she tells us how and why the beetles produce their silent sparks, what happens when two fireflies have sex, and why one group of females is known as the firefly vampire. (It's not pretty.) Find out more astonishing facts about fireflies in Lewis' footnotes, below.

     
Sara Lewis: The loves and lies of fireflies

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

Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning

Duration: 09:47

Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on. (This talk describes explicit and aggressive sexual content.)

     
Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning
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