Tag: TEDTalks

Powerful visual illusions | Al Seckel

We’re going to talk — my — a new lecture, just for TED — and I’m going show you some illusions that we’ve created for TED, and I’m going to try to relate this to happiness. What I was thinking about with happiness is, what gives happiness — or happiness, which I equate with joy…

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Online predators spread fake porn of me. Here’s how I fought back | Noelle Martin

[This talk contains graphic language and descriptions of sexual abuse] Can I get a show of hands who here has ever Googled themselves? I have. But what started off as momentary curiosity very quickly turned into an almost five-year horrific battle that almost ruined my life. I Google Images reverse-searched myself: a function of Google…

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How the magic of kindness helped me survive the Holocaust | Werner Reich

In the rather delightful book “The Little Prince,” there is a quotation, which says “It’s only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible.” And while the author wrote these words sitting in a comfortable chair, somewhere in the United States, I learned this very same lesson miles away in…

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How online marketplaces can help local economies, not hurt them | Amane Dannouni

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta In February 2013, my wife and I moved to Singapore. Exactly at the same time, Uber has announced it started operations in the country. Now, my wife and I agree on a lot of things, but using Uber was definitely not one of them. While I was excited about…

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The illusion of consciousness | Dan Dennett

So I’m going to speak about a problem that I have and that’s that I’m a philosopher. (Laughter) When I go to a party and people ask me what do I do and I say, “I’m a professor,” their eyes glaze over. When I go to an academic cocktail party and there are all the…

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A swarm of mini drones makes … magic! | Marco Tempest

So, I have a background in technology and magic. And magicians are interesting. Their illusions accomplish what technology cannot. But what happens when the technology of the day seems almost magical? What happens when you can do this? (Music) Now, 100 years ago, that would have been the magic of levitation. Is it possible to…

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Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Marco Tempest: What I’d like to show you today is something in the way of an experiment. Today’s its debut. It’s a demonstration of augmented reality. And the visuals you’re about to see are not prerecorded. They are live and reacting to me in real time. I like to think of it as a kind…

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3 psychological tricks to help you save money | The Way We Work, a TED series

So now that I was 4,000 dollars in the hole, I did two things. The first is that I unlinked my credit card from my car-sharing apps. Instead, I linked a debit card that only had 300 dollars a month. If I needed more, I had to go through the whole process of adding a…

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Is your body just an illusion – where to find reality?

Hi, I’m Marc Gielissen. If you appreciate my work, then please subscribe and don’t forget to click the notification bell. We could ask ourselves if the world in which we live is just an illusion, some will just call it the matrix. In my book “Awakening Consciousness” I explain how we are influenced by our…

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A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs | Daan Roosegaarde

Do you remember these glow-in-the-dark little stars which you had on the ceiling when you were a boy or a girl? Yes? It is light. It is pure light. I think I stared at them way too long when I was a five-year-old, you know? It’s so beautiful: no energy bill, no maintenance. It is…

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