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A lot of you probably don't know about TED. It's an annual conference (invite only - kind of elitist, but there's no other way to do it) that draws the most innovative minds from every field of study. They all give talks averaging about 15-20 minutes in length and share what they think is an idea worth spreading. There are 300+ talks for you all to enjoy, from beatboxing to neuroscience, from philosophy/theology to predicting the technological future, and everything in between.

The website is www.ted.com

My favorite three talks are these. If you have time on your hands right now, watch them. If you don't, bookmark them and come back for them later. They definitely are ideas worth spreading and everyone deserves to and should watch them.

- Dan Dennett on consciousness - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_on_our_consciousness.html

- Jill Bolte Taylor on the mind - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

- John Francis on listening (I think this is the best talk ever given) - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/john_francis_walks_the_earth.html


Happy New Year and best wishes for 2009. Spread the knowledge. Educate.

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#3
*Bookmared.
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#8
Just watched Dan Dennett on consciousness.

Very interesting discussion.
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My name is Ted...... :O

^^^Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Ted!^^^
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^^^Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Ted!^^^


Haha, SIGGED! Never thought I'd actually say that, but it's perfect opportunity lol.


On topic though, I'll have to check this out when I have more time.
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#12
I saw Ted Leo and the Pharmacists a couple months ago. They were pretty awesome.
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#13
TED has got to be one of the single greatest websites on the internet today. I ****ing love that place.
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#14
I likes the banjo dude, i think i may try that for a day.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO LET YOUR MIND SPREAD WINGS AND TAKE FLIGHT

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