Society

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

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Susan Cain on why it’s OK to eat alone

In her blockbuster TED Talk, Susan Cain has a call to action: Take introverts seriously, and understand what they can do in the right environment. Ben Lillie called her up for a...

Why pleasure is important

Psychologist Paul Bloom studies the nature of pleasure. In this conversation with Ben Lillie, he discusses how knowing the history of an object can profoundly affect our enjoyme...
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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

9 talks • 2h 20m
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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