As a punter, most recently for the Minnesota Vikings, Chris Kluwe consistently set team records. As an advocate for equality, he proudly and profanely broke the NFL's code of omertà around locker-room politics. He tweets a lot about World of Warcraft.

Why you should listen

The following dispatch was received in response to TED's request for a proper biography:
"Chris Kluwe grew up in Southern California among a colony of wild chinchillas and didn't learn how to communicate outside of barking and howling until he was 14 years old. He has played football in the NFL, once wrestled a bear for a pot of gold, and lies occasionally. He is also the eternal disappointment of his mother, who just can't understand why he hasn't cured cancer yet."
TED has no further questions.

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Can augmented reality enhance our sense of empathy?

May 22, 2014

In Chris Kluwe’s TED Talk, the former NFL punter shares his excitement that augmented reality will soon be everywhere. He focuses on the role it will play in sports — and argues that it will soon allow us all to experience bold new perspectives.

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In case you missed it: Day 5 of TED2014

March 22, 2014

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