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Why Does The Universe Exist by Jim Holt (Transcript)

Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none. Jim Holt – Philosopher and Writer Why does the universe exist? Why is there — Okay. Okay. This …

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How to Learn Any Language in Six Months by Chris Lonsdale (Transcript)

MP3 Audio:    Chris Lonsdale – Managing Director, Chris Lonsdale & Associates The people in the back, can you hear me clearly? Okay, good. Have you ever held a question in mind for so long that it becomes part of how you think? Maybe even part of who you are as a person? Well I’ve …

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Stats That Reshape Your World-View by Hans Rosling (Transcript)

As the TED website puts aptly, “In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life.” In this TED presentation, Hans lays bare several myths around global development into vivid and clear perspectives thanks to the novel tool which uses called Gapminder… Event: TED Conference – February 2006 Speaker: …

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Salman Khan talk at TED 2011 (Transcript)

Title: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education – Transcript Speaker: Salman Khan In 2004, Salman Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Six years later, he has posted more than 2,000 tutorials, which are viewed nearly 100,000 times around the world each day…  Event: TED 2011   Audio:   Salman Khan …

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PM Narendra Modi’s Speech at India’s 68th Independence Day (Transcript)

Event: India’s 68th Independence Day Celebration at Red Fort, New Delhi, India Speaker: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Date: August 15, 2014   Following is the English rendering of the full speech, delivered in Hindi:   My dear countrymen, Today, all Indians in the country and also abroad are celebrating the festival of independence. On this …

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The Girl Who Silenced The World for 5 Minutes (Full Text)

Severn Suzuki addresses the 1992 UN Earth Summit. Below is the full transcript of the powerful speech… The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes – Audio     Severn Suzuki Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The Environmental Children’s Organisation. We are a group of 12 and 13-year-olds from Canada trying …

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Google IO 2012 Keynote – Day 2 (Full Transcript)

  Introducing Speaker: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back Vic Gundotra. Vic Gundotra: Wow! Good morning, everybody. This place is packed. I’m surprised so many of you made it back after that great party last night. You know, let me begin by just thanking you guys for your support. Yesterday was an epic day for …

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