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One year of TED picks. (4-4-10 to 4-4-11)

Some I like and agree with some I just thought were interesting.

Google’s driverless car
http://blog.ted.com/2011/03/31/googles-driverless-car-sebastian-thrun-on-ted-com/

It’s time to question bio-engineering
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/paul_root_wolpe_it_s_time_to_question_bio_engineering.html
Lot of crazy awesome things. Ignore the last ethics blurb.

Printing a human kidney
http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_printing_a_human_kidney.html

Understanding cancer through proteomic
http://blog.ted.com/2011/02/24/understanding-cancer-through-proteomics-danny-hillis-on-ted-com/
Interesting intro to proteomics.

How to use experts
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/noreena_hertz_how_to_use_experts_and_when_not_to.html
Experts suck.

The linguistic genius of babies
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/patricia_kuhl_the_linguistic_genius_of_babies.html

Born to Run
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/christopher_mcdougall_are_we_born_to_run.html

How I built a toaster from scratch
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/thomas_thwaites_how_i_built_a_toaster_from_scratch.html
Milton Friedman’s pencil again.

Your brain on improve
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/charles_limb_your_brain_on_improv.html

Collaborative Consumption
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rachel_botsman_the_case_for_collaborative_consumption.html
We don’t need the rule of law to engage in economic activity.
As the cost of knowledge drops it is less costly for people to self-organize.
Sharing resources, the power drill example is great.
Loved this she even brings up reputation networks.

Parenting Taboos (http://www.babble.com/)
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rufus_griscom_alisa_volkman_let_s_talk_parenting_taboos.html

Why not eat insects
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects.html

Why work does’t happen at work
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work.html
The analogy of work/thinking with sleep rings with me. I think the other stuff is a bit over the top.

A theory of beauty
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/denis_dutton_a_darwinian_theory_of_beauty.html
An argument for a non-subjective definition.

Brain
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/gero_miesenboeck.html

Games and the Brain
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/tom_chatfield_7_ways_games_reward_the_brain.html

The Brain in your gut
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/heribert_watzke_the_brain_in_your_gut.html

I am my connectome (Brain)
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sebastian_seung.html

The quantified self
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/gary_wolf_the_quantified_self.html

How pig parts make the world turn
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/christien_meindertsma_on_pig_05049.html
The reverse but reminds me of what Milton Freedman use to do with a pencil.

Our Natural Sleep Cycle
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jessa_gamble_how_to_sleep.html

Child driven education
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education.html

The oldest living things
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rachel_sussman_the_world_s_oldest_living_things.html

keep your goals to yourself
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself.html

Monkey economy
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/laurie_santos.html
She is a dirty hippie and takes the wrong lessons from her research but the research is still interesting.

When ideas have sex
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/matt_ridley_when_ideas_have_sex.html

Mandelbrot
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/benoit_mandelbrot_fractals_the_art_of_roughness.html
I just like Mandelbrot…

Legos for grownups
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/hillel_cooperman_legos_for_grownups.html

Learning disorders
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/aditi_shankardass_a_second_opinion_on_learning_disorders.html
Diagnose them with the machine that looks at the brain not by behavior.

The pattern behind self-deception
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/michael_shermer_the_pattern_behind_self_deception.html

How architecture helped music evolve
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/david_byrne_how_architecture_helped_music_evolve.html

4-chan: Case for anonymity
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/christopher_m00t_poole_the_case_for_anonymity_online.html

Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix | Video on TED.com
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/lessig_nyed.html

Lessons from fashion’s free culture
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/johanna_blakley_lessons_from_fashion_s_free_culture.html

Why I’m a weekday vegetarian
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/graham_hill_weekday_vegetarian.html

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