It's an unpleasant thought, but we're exposed to toxins every day. This episode, TED speakers ask: should we accept our toxic world as reality or can we make change? 1. Holly Morris: What Can We Learn From One of the World's Most Toxic Accidents? 2.
We're always asked to be faster and more precise. But what can we learn from slowing down — even procrastinating? This hour, TED speakers explore why taking it slow is crucial...for all of us. 1. Thomas Hellum: Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?
Failure can be devastating, but it can also make us stronger and smarter. This week, TED speakers explore how failure clears the way for success, in our everyday work, and our innermost lives. 1. Astro Teller: When A Project Fails, Should The Workers
Democracy is often hailed as the best form of government. But with a growing sense of distrust, should we rethink the whole system? This hour, TED speakers ask if democracy is truly our best option. 1. Eric Liu: Does My Vote Really Matter? 2. Yanis Varoufakis:
Once invisible details of our lives can now be tracked and turned into data. Will this make life easier or more complicated? This hour, TED speakers imagine how Big Data will reshape our world. 1. Kenneth Cukier: How Will Big Data Change The Way We Live?
Some scientists say we're in a new geological age where humans are having an unprecedented impact on Earth. This hour, TED speakers ask what this means for the future of our planet, and our species. 1. Kenneth Lacovara: What's The Anthropocene? 2. Emma
We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life. 1. Joshua Prager: What Can Great Writers Teach Us About Growing Up and Getting Old?
Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web. 1. Sugata Mitra: How Much Can Children Teach Themselves?
When the future is uncertain, how should we respond? Are we wired to be positive? Or are there real reasons to be optimistic? This hour, TED speakers explore why they believe the future is bright. 1. Al Gore: Should We Feel Optimistic ... About Climate
It's hard to change habits, but a gentle push can move us in the right direction. This episode, TED speakers offer deceptively simple "nudges" for managing our kids, our health, and our aspirations. 1. Richard Thaler: What Is A Nudge? 2. Judson Brewer: