A 30 Second TEDTalk

Imagine a future when you could put on one of Hugh Herr’s robotic biomechatronic exoskeletons and instantly do acrobatics. Imagine shredding slopes like Shaun White. Pair this with a Chris Klewe style augmented reality football visor so you could see real time stats and visualizations of your new iron man esque skills. Thinking farther future, you might pop some Negroponte knowledge pills and Kurzwifi neuro nanobots so you can instantly calculate new tricks, download the latest apps and stream your adventures first person from glass and the drones filming you from above.

Surprise this morning. I was invited to share a 30 second neural avalanche onstage at TED 2014. Opening the final day. This references a few favorite wild and forward thinking presentations from this week which I look forward to rewatching. Because awesome.

Extraordinary life. Wonderful times. Viva TED.

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TEDx Music Project on Soundcloud

Few things make me excited to be working after 10 pm on Saturday.  The TEDx Music Project is one of them.  I’m thrilled to share the next phase and give a quick update on our progress since TEDxSummit.

TEDx Global Music is on Soundcloud!

The first phase includes 17 tracks.  Follow us to be among the first with access to the latest music from TEDx.

Our team is hard at work building the next generation of TEDxMusicProject.com.  It will go live in a few short weeks and feature TED API integration.  The new site will showcase both video and audio versions of the best live TEDx performances.

Listen to the tracks, download them and share with friends. Which track(s) do you like most?

Finally, a massive thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen and supported the TEDx Global Music Project along the way.  Major props to Souncloud for featuring us alongside audio sources such as The Economist and David Guetta.  We managed to gather well over 1,000 followers..in our first 24 hours public (June 22).  It’s only going to get bigger.

Follow the TEDx Music Project on Soundcloud.

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What are the best TEDTalks?

On Quora: What are the best TED presentations?

The best TEDTalk, in my opinion, is a 6 minute presentation by William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind.  A 16 year old boy couples science and determination, building a windmill from junk parts that irrigates his families fields, saving them from starvation. It just gets better from there.

Daniel Kahneman, founder of the field of behavioral economics, discusses the riddle of experience versus memory

Steve Keil’s Manifesto for Play

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex

Finally, Carl Schnoover: How we see inside the brain

More favorites.

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