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Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Peter Ščigulinský I’ve come to talk to you about addiction, the power of addiction, but also addiction to power. As a medical doctor, I work in Vancouver, Canada, and I have worked with some very, very addicted people. People who use heroin, they inject cocaine, they drink alcohol, crystal meth

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So, I kind of believe that we’re in like the “cave-painting” era of computer interfaces. Like, they’re very kind of — they don’t go as deep or as emotionally engaging as they possibly could be and I’d like to change all that. Hit me. OK. So I mean, this is the kind of status quo

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Translator: khalid marbou Reviewer: Anwar Dafa-Alla Good morning! Are you awake? They took my name tag, but I wanted to ask you, did anyone here write their name on the tag in Arabic? Anyone! No one? All right, no problem. Once upon a time, not long ago, I was sitting in a restaurant with my

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To understand climate change, think of the game “Tetris.” For eons, Earth has played a version of this game with blocks of carbon. They enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide gas from volcanoes, decaying plant matter, breathing creatures and the surface of the sea. And they leave the atmosphere when they’re used by plants during

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A few months ago we posed a challenge to our community. We asked everyone: given a range of integers from 0 to 100, guess the whole number closest to 2/3 of the average of all numbers guessed. So if the average of all guesses is 60, the correct guess will be 40. What number do

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This is a photograph by the artist Michael Najjar, and it’s real, in the sense that he went there to Argentina to take the photo. But it’s also a fiction. There’s a lot of work that went into it after that. And what he’s done is he’s actually reshaped, digitally, all of the contours of

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I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented

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Translator: Alina Siluyanova Reviewer: Denise RQ We speak ourselves into the world. We speak ourselves into transformation, or not. Into new possibilities and new results for ourselves, or not. TED is about ideas worth spreading, I believe it’s also about ideas worth reminding ourselves of, because what I want to share with you today, I

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So my name is Amy Webb, and a few years ago I found myself at the end of yet another fantastic relationship that came burning down in a spectacular fashion. And I thought, what’s wrong with me? I don’t understand why this keeps happening. So I asked everybody in my life what they thought. I

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