Themes TED in 3 Minutes

TED in 3 Minutes 3-Minute Talks

If you're hungry for inspiration, but short on time, these snack-sized talks are for you. In 3 minutes, more or less, these speakers surprise and delight, amuse and inform. Topics range from scientific breakthroughs (you can alter your genes through lifestyle choices, Dean Ornish says), to cultural shifts (The future of the world is in cities, Stewart Brand explains) to poignant, pacey poetry (See: Rives controls the Internet) and quick advice (Richard St. John's secrets of success).

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Play_iconPete Alcorn: The world in 2200

Pete Alcorn: The world in 2200

03:50 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 391,715 | Comments: 111

Play_iconJonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds

Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds

06:34 Posted: May 2009

Views: 422,125 | Comments: 97

Play_iconJoachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow!

Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow!

05:58 Posted: May 2009

Views: 1,296,039 | Comments: 552

Play_iconErik Hersman: Reporting crisis via texting

Erik Hersman: Reporting crisis via texting

03:56 Posted: Apr 2009

Views: 304,323 | Comments: 32

Play_iconRenny Gleeson: Our antisocial phone tricks

Renny Gleeson: Our antisocial phone tricks

03:46 Posted: Apr 2009

Views: 865,781 | Comments: 82

Play_iconSaul Griffith: High-altitude wind energy from kites!

Saul Griffith: High-altitude wind energy from kites!

05:25 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 493,658 | Comments: 108

Play_iconKamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air

04:04 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 1,837,365 | Comments: 179

Play_iconNick Sears: Demo: The Orb

Nick Sears: Demo: The Orb

03:58 Posted: Dec 2008

Views: 388,620 | Comments: 15

Play_iconRives: A story of mixed emoticons

Rives: A story of mixed emoticons

03:17 Posted: Oct 2008

Views: 1,087,781 | Comments: 71

Play_iconLaura Trice: Remember to say thank you

Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you

03:29 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 713,537 | Comments: 123

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