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The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk
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The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what

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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-old when I joined my family on the picket line for the first time. My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan. I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity,

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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein
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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

For several years now, we’ve been engaged in a national debate about sexual assault on campus. No question — it’s crucial that young people understand the ground rules for consent, but that’s where the conversation about sex is ending. And

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Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni
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Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni

As an actor, I get scripts and it’s my job to stay on script, to say my lines and bring to life a character that someone else wrote. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the great honor playing

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The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff
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The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF: For a long time I was a fan of universal basic income. And the logic I had was that I always hear politicians talking about, ‘Let’s create jobs for people. That’s what we need is jobs, more jobs,’

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Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks
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Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

Chris Anderson: Welcome to this next edition of TED Dialogues. We’re trying to do some bridging here today. You know, the American dream has inspired millions of people around the world for many years. Today, I think, you can say

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The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum
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The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum

What if our universe comes with a self-destruct button to eliminate itself so cleanly and efficiently, that every single physical thing would just stop existing and life would be impossible forever. The ultimate ecological catastrophe – vacuum decay. (Theme music)

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This Is What Will Happen in the Next Billion Years
Computing history: From government secrets to a failed tech utopia
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Computing history: From government secrets to a failed tech utopia

Ever since the advent of digital computing, technologists had been thinking about how computers could enlarge human capacity, and both in ways that were empowering and also ways that were terrifying. I mean, worries about the robot overlords have been

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