Welcome to the New Internet: Muneeb Ali at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Muneeb Ali – Co-founder of Blockstack Today I’m going to tell you about how I fell in love with the internet. And how I realize that the internet is fundamentally broken in certain ways. But we can fix it. I still remember that I was a kid growing up in Pakistan. It was in 90s. And […]

How We Found the Worst Place to Park in New York City Using Big Data: Ben Wellington at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Ben Wellington – Data scientist Six thousand miles of road, 600 miles of subway track, 400 miles of bike lanes, and a half a mile of tram track, if you’ve ever been to Roosevelt Island. These are the numbers that make up the infrastructure of NYC, these are the statistics of our infrastructure. They’re the […]

An Internet Without Screens Might Look Like This: Tom Uglow at TED Talks (Transcript)

Tom Uglow – Designer  I’d like to start by asking you all to go to your happy place, please. Yes, your happy place, I know you’ve got one even if it’s fake. OK, so, comfortable? Good. Now I’d like to you to mentally answer the following questions. Is there any strip lighting in your happy place? Any […]

New Imaging Lights the Way for Brain Surgeons: Adam de la Zerda at TEDxStanford (Transcript)

“We’re declaring war against cancer, and we will win this war by 2015.” This is what the US Congress and the National Cancer Institute declared just a few years ago, in 2003. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy that. I don’t think we quite won this war yet, and I don’t […]

Danny Hillis: The Internet Could Crash. We Need a Plan B (Full Transcript)

So, this book that I have in my hand is a directory of everybody who had an email address in 1982. Actually, it’s deceptively large. There’s actually only about 20 people on each page, because we have the name, address and telephone number of every single person. And, in fact, everybody’s listed twice, because it’s sorted […]

Technology Will Change Retail Shopping – But It’s Not What You Think: Taylor Romero at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

In August of 2014, my wife Becca decided she was going to quit her job and open a boutique. Her idea was to combine a clothing store and a barber shop. It would empower men so they felt great and looked great from head to toe. A totally cohesive, transformative retail experience. And I said […]

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 […]

Digital Molds – Looking Beyond 3D Printing: Benjamin Peters at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

So let’s start by talking about 3D printing. 3D printing is a lot like normal printing, but it’s in 3D. Not that kind of 3D. But more like this 3D printing refers to additive manufacturing techniques that build objects layer by layer, starting from nothing and ending up with a completed physical object. A common exaggeration […]

3D Printing – The Physics of Objects: Emily Whiting at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

A few years ago on a trip to China, I came across this toy. It’s made of bamboo and it looks like a dragonfly. And this one has a secret. When you put it on the tip of its nose, it performs this surprising balancing act. It seems to float. What I find fascinating about this […]