Musk vs Gary

Musk vs Gary

Elon Musk [ The TED Interview ] Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little ironic:

The Great Unbundling

The Great Unbundling

Rachel Botsman [ TED Banff  17:08 ] Let’s talk about trust. We all know trust is fundamental, but when it comes to trusting people, something profound is happening. Please raise your hand if you have ever been a host or a guest on Airbnb. Wow. That’s a lot of you. Who owns Bitcoin? Still a lot of you. OK. And please raise your

Shaping Neighborhoods

Shaping Neighborhoods

Theaster Gates [ TED Vancouver ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I

Swedish Strawscraper

Swedish Strawscraper

Kristen Lofgren [ Inhabit ] Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the energy of the wind. The building looks as though it belongs at the bottom of the sea, with its long anemone-like hair, but its technology

Tokens to Tablets

Tokens to Tablets

Ivars Peterson [ Science News ] We learn to count at such an early age that we tend to take the notion of abstract numbers for granted. We know the word “two” and the symbol “2” express a quantity that we can attach to apples, oranges, or any other object. We readily forget the mental leap required to go from counting specific things

Rebuilding Detroit

Rebuilding Detroit

Toni Griffin [ TED NYC ] By 2010, Detroit had become the poster child for an American city in crisis. There was a housing collapse, an auto industry collapse, and the population had plummeted by 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, and many people were beginning to write it off, as it had topped the list of American shrinking cities. By 2010, I