Top Ten TED Talks

Via MeFi, the Top Ten short video talks from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), an annual conference that attempts to “bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives” — in 18 minutes or less.

Top 10 TEDTalks of all time

1. Jill Bolte Taylor: “My stroke of insight” (I have heard from several very different people that this account of a brain scientist observing herself having a stroke is absolutely amazing)

2. Jeff Han: “Touchscreen demo foreshadows the iPhone”

3. David Gallo: “Underwater astonishments”

4. Blaise Aguera y Arcas: “Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo”

5. Arthur Benjamin: “Lightning calculation and other ‘Mathemagic'”

6. Sir Ken Robinson: “Do schools kill creativity?”

7. Hans Rosling: “The best stats you’ve ever seen”

8. Tony Robbins: “Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better”

9. Al Gore: “15 ways to avert a climate crisis”

10. Johnny Lee: “Creating tech marvels out of a $40 Wii Remote”

2 responses to “Top Ten TED Talks

  1. Whoa, Taylor was way too Asheville for me. Not my favorite TEDTalk, though the descriptions of the ways the two hemispheres perceive the world was great.

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