TED has come to be a massive cultural force in the past years. If you’re not one of the approximately 16 million subscriber or one of the 2 billion views, I will have to intervene!
Sometimes it is better to live under a rock, but definitely not in this case.
The TED conferences (abbr. for technology, entertainment, design) are taking place two times a year and are gathering place for an exclusive group of specialists. Ideas are exchanged and talks are given, according to the motto “ideas worth spreading”. - It’s the ultimate spa for the brain.
The TED- Talks Youtube Channel represents the source for inspiring and informative input. Even developer and tech-freaks get their money’s worth.
Today I want to introduce you to the five best TED-Talks, that will cause you sleepless nights cause they really are that good.
- “Coding a better government” | Jennifer Pahlka
As activist and coder, Jennifer Pahlka believes that cheap and quick developed apps are a powerful tool to connect citizens with their government.
- “Why I teach people how to hack” | Ýmir Vigfússon
In his TED-Talk Ýmir explains why he teaches his students how to hack and gives an insight into computer security. He shows that having “dangerous abilities”, doesn’t necessarily make you dangerous.
- “10 top time-saving tech tips” | David Pogue
You might be an outstanding developer, but do you have your Tech-License? This video shares 10 tips for computer, mobile phone, internet and camera, that you haven't heard of before! Guaranteed!
- “How I taught myself to code” | Letha Soyizwapi
Litha explains how his gall and curiosity lead him to graphic design, coding and eventually to programming an app.
- “How brain science will change computing” | Jeff Hawkins
This talk will convince you that the understanding of the human brain, is going to significantly change the future of computing.
So instead of watching the disturbing “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” - Video, you should better browse the TED channel for some helpful and inspiring videos.
What is your favourite TED-Talk?