Tag: TED

“Be a Man!” ~ What should that mean? ~ Joe Ehrmann TED talk

“Be a Man!” ~ What should that mean? ~ Joe Ehrmann TED talk

Joe Ehrmann ~ Be a man“Be a man!” ~ TED talk speaker Joe Ehrmann (really?) describes what it means to “be a man” in our culture and suggests how that definition should be changed. Then he proposes a vehicle for communicating that new meaning to young boys trying to sort out their identity as they grow into men. Superb talk by Coach Joe Erhmann.

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Video game that can add 10 years to your life ~ Jane McGonigal ~ TED

Video game that can add 10 years to your life ~ Jane McGonigal ~ TED

Game designer Jane McGonigal gives a fascinating TED talk on how video games can have a real, positive impact on people’s lives as she compares deathbed regrets to the reported benefits of playing a simple game. In the talk, McGonigal reveals that she suffered a severe concussion or traumatic brain injury and used a simple game she designed (SuperBetter) to help cope with her symptoms while healing.

I was quite inspired by McGonigal’s enthusiasm and confidence that video games can be a source for good in our lives. I’ve gotta check out her book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (AMZ).

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Thorium ~ An alternative nuclear fuel ~ Kirk Sorensen TED

Thorium ~ An alternative nuclear fuel ~ Kirk Sorensen TED

Former NASA scientist Kirk Sorensen gives an inspiring little talk at a TEDx about the potential of thorium as a nuclear fuel source. Thorium has numerous advantages over uranium, which Sorensen quickly reviews.

If we ever colonize the moon, thorium will almost certainly be the fuel of choice for supplying a moon colony’s energy needs. Sorensen asks the question:

If thorium is such a good energy source for colonies on the moon,
why not for colonies right here on earth?

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The power of introverts ~ Susan Cain ~ TED

The power of introverts ~ Susan Cain ~ TED

I almost didn’t listen to this TED talk by Susan Cain. She’s a bit soft spoken….but still compelling in a gentle, deep way. She clearly believes in her message, that there is enormous, often ignored value in those introverted moments and inclinations. It’s not that we are either extroverted or introverted, it’s a continuum that depends on context. But for all, the solitude of our introverted moments can be invaluable to our life and work.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts – YouTube.

Peter Weyland ~ TED Talk 2023

Peter Weyland ~ TED Talk 2023

Prometheus is Ridley Scott’s new film due out the summer of 2012. Rumors abound that it’s an extension of the Blader Runner or Alien franchises, but apparently Ridley Scott himself set those rumors straight. The only connection to those two films and Prometheus is the dystopian vision that corporations will rule the world, and the name Weyland, of Weyland-Yutani in Alien, the corporation that sent out the Nostromo.

In his TED Talk of 2023, Peter Weyland, played by Guy Pierce, introduces himself to us…and provides a tremendous teaser for the film. Great Scott! What good marketing!

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