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Futurist Ari Wallach presents three approaches to help us reframe our view of what lies ahead — and to help us tackle our toughest problems

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The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.

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A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

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It might seem as if our interconnected world is unraveling, if last week’s Brexit vote is anything to go by. But it’s now, says TED curator Chris Anderson, that great ideas can help knit humanity together.

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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.

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Just what kinds of things will we be using in the future? TED Fellow Chris Woebken and a host of contributors came up with a series of objects fit for a future pawn shop. Check them out.

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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.