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A poem from the future

Editor’s note: This poem kicks off a new “Question Worth Asking” series: “How weird will the future be?” First up: a piece from poet and TED Fellow Ben Burke. [Dear Helen- So so...

David Kelley: The designs I love most

Design icon David Kelley shares 5 everyday objects he loves. IDEO and founder David Kelley exudes warmth, empathy — and the deep conviction that all people can uncover...
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The creative spark

6 talks • 1h 51m
What makes us create and innovate? Here, wildly creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what kindles genius.

How to live with robots

10 talks • 2h 10m
As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These talks -- while offering some whizzy demos -- examine how robots are becoming an intimate part of our lives.

Did you know?

13 talks • 1h 28m
A delightfully useful collection of explanations, how-tos and amusing trivia.

Where do ideas come from?

8 talks • 2h 03m
How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: Where they come from, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them.
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