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How a New Species of Ancestors is Changing our Theory of Human Evolution: Juliet Brophy

Juliet Brophy – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Human origins. Who are we? Where do we come from, and how do we know? In my field, paleoanthropology, we explore human origins — the “who” and “where” questions — by analyzing fossils that date back thousands and even millions of years. In 2015, a team of colleagues and I …

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The Dark Side of Our Personal Marketing Data: Kirk Grogan (Transcript)

Kirk Grogan is a marketing and sales strategist in Seattle, WA and has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies. Here is the full text of Kirk’s talk titled “The Dark Side of Our Personal Marketing Data” at TEDxSeattle. Kirk Grogan – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT We are all being stalked, and we know it. You shop …

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Think Faster, Focus Better and Remember More: Dr. Michael Merzenich (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of neuroscientist Dr. Michael Merzenich’s presentation talk titled: Think Faster, Focus Better and Remember More – Rewiring Our Brain to Stay Younger and Smarter at Google Tech Talks. This event occurred on June 16, 2008. Dr. Michael Merzenich is the founder of Posit Science and creator of the Brain Fitness …

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Trauma is Irreversible. How It Shapes Us is Our Choice: Sasha Joseph Neulinger at TEDxBozeman (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of filmmaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger’s TEDx Talk titled: Trauma is Irreversible. How It Shapes Us is Our Choice at TEDxBozeman conference. This event occurred on March 27, 2015. Sasha Joseph Neulinger – Filmmaker  Each one of us was born into this world with a clean slate. There was no concept …

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Baby Brains: Unlocking Our Humanity by Rebecca Saxe at TEDxCambridge (Transcript)

Rebecca Saxe – Cognitive neuroscientist When you look at this picture, what do you see? This picture is an MRI image of a mother and her child that I made in my lab at MIT. You might see it as sweet and touching, a kind of modern Madonna, an image of universal love. We can’t see …

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David Autor: Will Automation Take Away All Our Jobs? (Full Transcript)

David Autor – American economist Here’s a startling fact: in the 45 years since the introduction of the automated teller machine, those vending machines that dispense cash, the number of human bank tellers employed in the United States has roughly doubled, from about a quarter of a million to a half a million. A quarter of …

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Is Our Society Breaking Children’s Brains?: Natasha Devon at TEDxSWPS (Transcript)

Natasha Devon – Writer I want you to imagine that you’ve just moved to a new area, and you don’t know it terribly well. So you’re walking around, trying to get the lie of the land, and you notice that every fourth person you see in the street has a broken leg. And you think, …

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How Technology is Killing our Eyes: Daniel Georgiev at TEDxVarna (Transcript)

Daniel Georgiev: Hello. (Audience) Hello! DG: My name is Daniel, and I’m the creator of a little software for eye protection called “Iris.” Has anybody in the audience heard about it? Wow, thank you. It has become pretty popular, I guess. My story starts two years ago, when a doctor told me that I need …

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A Window to our Health: Dennis Lo at TEDxCERN (Full Transcript)

Dennis Lo – TRANSCRIPT When I first learned about the molecule of DNA I became fascinated by how such a seemingly simple molecule could uncode the genetic program of life. However this program, like many other programs could be corrupted and could cause life threatening disease like cancer and genetic diseases. And to diagnose these diseases, …

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Why our Universe Might Exist on a Knife-Edge: Gian Giudice (Transcript)

Gian Giudice – TRANSCRIPT So last year, on the Fourth of July, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. It was a historical day. There’s no doubt that from now on, the Fourth of July will be remembered not as the day of the Declaration of Independence, but as the day of …

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