Who should go to Mars? Fancy growing a chair? Top creative thinkers share their thoughts on what the future might look like, in films shot at TED2015 by Jesse Dylan.
At the end of 2014, find repose by exciting the mind. 52 of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work.
As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what’s to come is unhealthy and unhelpful. He shares 8 pieces of advice to help us embrace complexity and thrive right now.
Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an idiot. Nonetheless, we asked attendees and speakers at this year’s TED conference to share what they think might radically change society, life, technology and so on in the next 30 years.
From machine intelligence to post-subsistence economies, Google’s Blaise Agüera y Arcas lays out 6 (okay, 7) ways everything is set to change.