The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

Translator: Jaime Ochoa Reviewer: Elisabeth BuffardIn my past life as a soccer coach,once you won a national championship,everyone wants to come play for you.Really not true.Once you paid them $ 25,000 a year in scholarships,everybody wants to come play for you.And parents would always come to me and they’d say:“Okay, my son or my daughter…

5 tips to improve your critical thinking – Samantha Agoos

Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us.Some are small and unimportant,but others have a larger impact on our lives.For example, which politician should I vote for?Should I try the latest diet craze?Or will email make me a millionaire?We’re bombarded with so many decisionsthat it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time.But there…

Understanding the rise of China | Martin Jacques

The world is changingwith really remarkable speed.If you look at the chart at the top here,you’ll see that in 2025,these Goldman Sachs projectionssuggest that the Chinese economywill be almost the same size as the American economy.And if you look at the chartfor 2050,it’s projected that the Chinese economywill be twice the size of the American…

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human TechnologyFor most of our history, human technology consisted of our brains, fire, and sharp sticks.While fire and sharp sticks became power plants and nuclear weapons,the biggest upgrade has happened to our brains.Since the 1960’s, the power of our brain machines has kept growing exponentially,allowing computers to get smaller…

Barry Schuler: An introduction to genomics

What’s happening in genomics,and how this revolution is about to change everything we knowabout the world, life, ourselves, and how we think about them.If you saw 2001: A Space Odyssey,and you heard the boom, boom, boom, boom, and you saw the monolith,you know, that was Arthur C. Clarke’s representationthat we were at a seminal moment…

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Alex Gendler

What is reality, knowledge, the meaning of life?Big topics you might tackle figurativelyexplaining existence as a journey down a road or across an ocean,a climb, a war, a book, a thread, a game, a window of opportunity,or an all-too-short-lived flicker of flame.2,400 years ago,one of history’s famous thinkers said life is like being chained up…

The dark side of the web — exploring darknets | Kyle Terry | TEDxSalem

Reviewer: Queenie LeeThe term “darknet” was coined in the 70s,and it was meant as a wayto describe networks isolated from ARPANET.ARPANET eventually became the commercial internetrun by the private telecoms we all use today.ARPANET was created by the US Department of Defense,and it was created to share dataabout their projects in research laboratories,with the universities.And…

Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton BastOnce upon a timewe lived in an economy of financial growth and prosperity.This was called the Great Moderation,the misguided belief by most economists,policymakers and central banksthat we have transformed into a new worldof never-ending growth and prosperity.This was seen by robust and steady GDP growth,by low and controlled inflation,by low…

Changing the world through swarm intelligence: Rick Falkvinge at TEDxOslo 2013

Translator: Claudia Sander Reviewer: Denise RQThank y’all!This is going to be a motivational speech.Because —imagine my motivation standing between this strong, healthy crowd…and lunch.(Laughter)So…I’m @Falkvinge on Twitter.Feel free to quote me if I say something memorable, stupid, funny, whatever.I love seeing my name on Twitter.So…Hi! I’m Rick.I’m a politician.I’m sorry.How many in here have heard…

Bitcoin — more than just money | Dug Campbell | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Translator: Elisabeth Buffard Reviewer: Denise RQI want to speak to you today about Bobbecause I’m worried about Bob.Now, Bob is a very hardworking individual:indeed, he actually has had to travel to find his work,so he doesn’t live close to his wife and family.In fact, he lives in a different country and sends his money back.But…