Here’s the thing, I can’t write fast enough to make all this make this all make sense, so what I’m going to do is post my raw notes from each session. Crazy, I know, but hopefully it gives you at least a feel for what’s going on. When I get time, I’ll go through and add more links and detail.
Ask questions if you want more detail.
- The economy (elephant)
- When you’re dancing in the flames, what’s next?
- Banks over-leveraged (Citibank 47x)
- Mandatory spending now hits 100% at 2017 (maybe sooner)
- Banish entitlements
- Work longer (2−4 more years)
- Reduce military by 3% pa
- Limit borrowing
- 225 largest Japanese companies worth 25% of 18 years ago
- “As we cut we must also grow”
- Louis L’Amour — end… beginning
- Skin cells rebooted to stem cells — you can make any body part
- Oscar Pistorius — combine engineering, robotics, humans — eventually unbeatable
- Ears now — soon better than normal
- Eyes beginning
- There will be a new species of hominids — before we die — take direct control (the ultimate reboot)
firstname.lastname@example.org — TED scribe, ask her questions and Chris will ask the speakers.
- Military tech
- Reality is that robots are now doing mundane tasks but will move to critical life and death decision
- 5300 drones
- 12K unmanned ground units — Model T
- Moore’s Law working on military robots
- We are in a revolution in war
- Affect the who of fighting at its most fundamental level
- Warfare now open source
- War from afar — costless war
- War porn
- More PTSD in remote distance fighters — it’s like a video game and we don’t have the same cognitive or conscience filters. 12 hour shifts and home for dinner.
- How do we rethink the rules of war?
Yves Behar and Forrest
- Serendipity and collaboration
- Met at TED last year
- Mission 1 motorcycle
- 0 – 100 in 5.9
- 110flb peak torque
- adjustable traction control
- regenerative braking
Comcast broadband ad — shaved panther rabbit with jets — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzxGyty80PM
- music aids “digestion”
- UK charts this week
- Beatboxing as a seriously amazing art form
- Vocal play
- Wall of sound
- Freaky robot faces that look human
- Conversational response
- 2nd time at TED
- Rebooting philanthropy
- “Hope I’m not in the Reboot section because sometimes you need to reboot your PCs.”
- “Any tough problem, I think, can be solved.”
- Malaria control
- Bed nets and DDT reduce deaths by 50%
- Foundation backing drug research — phase 3 trials
- Great teachers
- Make opportunity equal for all students, not just top 20%
- Over 30% drop out rate in US — 50% in minorities
- Higher chance of going to jail than completing 4yr degree in US if in low income bracket
- Best teachers not the most senior ones
- Masters’ degree has nearly no measurable effect
- Past performance only truly significant measure
- KIPP program — dynamic, engaging
- US$3.8B from Gates Foundation in 2009, half on global health initiatives
- As you improve health there is direct correlation with reduction in population growth as parents feel they do not need to reproduce so many children who *might* survive to adulthood
- Opportunities compound (Gladwell and Gates) — luck and skill combine
- Don’t optimise for your epitaph
- Conductor Boston Philharmonic
- Happy Birthday to YOU
- We have distinguished possibility.
- What will you do next time you sing “Happy Birthday”? Or indeed next time in anything?
- You can choose to get up and conduct.
- Resignation. Anger. Possibility.
- TED chooses POSSIBILITY