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Jeanne Pinder: What if All US Health Care Costs Were Transparent? (Transcript)

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Jeanne Pinder – TED Residency December 2018 TRANSCRIPT So, a little while ago, members of my family had three bits of minor surgery, about a half hour each, and we got three sets of bills. For the first one, the anesthesia bill alone was $2,000; the second one, $2,000; the third one, $6,000. So I’m […]

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How Data is Helping us Unravel the Mysteries of the Brain: Steve McCarroll (Transcript)

Steve McCarroll – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Nine years ago, my sister discovered lumps in her neck and arm and was diagnosed with cancer. From that day, she started to benefit from the understanding that science has of cancer. Every time she went to the doctor, they measured specific molecules that gave them information about how […]

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Graham Allison: Is War Between China and the US Inevitable? (Transcript)

Taking lessons from a historical pattern called “Thucydides’s Trap,” in this TED Talk political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants — and how we can summon the common sense and courage to avoid it. Graham Allison – TED […]

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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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How Fashion Helps Us Express Who We Are – And What We Stand For: Kaustav Dey (Transcript)

Kaustav Dey – Fashion revolutionary I was around 10 when one day, I discovered a box of my father’s old things. In it, under a bunch of his college textbooks, was a pair of black corduroy bell-bottom pants. These pants were awful — musty and moth-eaten. And of course, I fell in love with them. […]

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Defeating the Inner Imposter That Keeps Us from Being Successful: Knatokie Ford at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Dr. Knatokie Ford – Founder and CEO of Fly Sci Enterprise How many of you loved math as a kid? No? Okay. Now, how many of you were maybe in the other bucket, and you probably didn’t like math as much, and you maybe felt like, “Hey, maybe I’m not a ‘math person.'” Unfortunately, we have a […]

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Short-Termism is Killing Us: It’s Time for Longpath: Ari Wallach at TEDxMidAtlantic (Transcript)

Ari Wallach – Founder and CEO of Synthesis Corp October 16, 1993, 1:17am. The phone rang at my parents’ home. I answered on the second ring. I pretty much knew who was calling. The voice on the other end spoke for maybe 10 seconds. My reply was even shorter. “Do not resuscitate.” I was 18 […]

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How Dogs Love Us: Dr. Gregory Berns at TEDxAtlanta (Full Transcript)

Dr. Gregory Berns – TRANSCRIPT How many of you are dog people? A show of hands. Excellent! How about cat people? OK, you guys can go to the break early. So, of the dog people and the cat people who want to be dog people, how many of you have thought, “Wouldn’t it be great […]

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Ken Goldberg: Can Robots Inspire Us To Be Better Humans? at TEDxBerkeley (Transcript)

Ken Goldberg – TRANSCRIPT Thank you. It’s been an amazing line-up of speakers today. We’ve been talking backstage and I just want to say we’ve all agreed that you have been a terrific audience. So I think you all deserve a round of applause for being so great. I know this is going to sound […]

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The Universe Has Spoken to Us: Sheila Rowan at TEDxCERN (Transcript)

Sheila Rowan – TRANSCRIPT I’d like to start with a message from the past. (Static voice recording – unintelligible) (Recording stops) That voice is a voice from history. It’s actually a voice with a song, but in truth it’s a voice with a story. What we heard is the sound of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville […]

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Picturing the Air Around Us: Emily Parsons-Lord at TEDxYouth@Sydney (Transcript)

Emily Parsons-Lord – TRANSCRIPT If I asked you to picture the air, what do you imagine?s Most people think about either empty space or clear blue sky or sometimes trees dancing in the wind. And then I remember my high school chemistry teacher with really long socks at the blackboard, drawing diagrams of bubbles connected […]

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What Love Can Teach Us About Tackling the Impossible: Teju Ravilochan at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

Teju Ravilochan – TRANSCRIPT Most of my adult life I’ve been fascinated by two questions: “How do we solve impossible problems?” and “How do I get an intelligent, funny, beautiful woman to go out with me?” I’m starting to suspect the answers to these two very different questions actually share a lot of overlap. That’s […]