Society

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of society.

Exclusive articles about Society

Can prison be a place of redemption?

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. Yes, his is a story of atonement and rehabilitation — but it didn’t always look like things would go that way. As he says in his T...

Why I believe the death penalty is wrong

Three men were killed by lethal injection in the United States within a 24-hour period last week. That’s right, the industrial prison complex roared back into action after a bot...

Life: A play in multiple acts

“All of us are walking around with an illusion, an illusion that our personal history has just come to an end. We have just recently become the people we were always meant to be...
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Video playlists about Society

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

The pursuit of justice

8 talks • 2h 01m
Behold, courage. These speakers have the fortitude to stand up to some of the world's greatest injustices.

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.

Architectural inspiration

9 talks • 2h 45m
Master architects share their vision for buildings that inflate, float, twist and glitter, while artfully addressing the challenges faced by their residents, their cities and the planet.
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Talks about Society

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