Ted Talks

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    Another great learning resource I use is "TED Talks". When interested in some topic, I search for it. If there are any talks on the subject, they are usually very good to excellent.
     
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    We've watched Ted Talks on a few subjects.

    Maybe gardening.
     
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    In the past, I would watch a Ted Talk every couple months as the need arose. But I may now add watching a Ted Talk to my daily routine. Why? Because I just looked at the web site and here are the topics shown for the A, B, Cs. I've never seen this and looking at it makes me want to get serious about watching Ted Talks. I'd like to hear more about Art, Atheism, Blockchain, Buddhism, Comedy, Compassion, Cryptocurrency, etc. I am turned on. Since the talks are typically only 10 to 15 minutes, I think I will start my day by watching one talk. I need to thank Ken for starting this thread.

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    I was mistaking Ted Talks for another site, I have 3watched Ted Talks on different subjects, not the one I've watched but pretty much on the same line of psychology, also at times being one of those difficult people helps me to see my own fault's.

     
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    TED Talks looks like a great resource for learning. I have a couple of talks that I like enough to post here. I will be adding new links when I find other talks that I like. If anyone has seen a TED Talk that he or she likes, please share its link on this thread.

    TED Talk 1: The Sean Stephenson Story: Run time = 10 minutes.

    This is the story of someone born with a horrific medical condition. Only 300 human beings worldwide have this condition. Doctors told parents that Sean would be dead within 24 hours of birth. Somehow he survived and then continued to overcome impossible odds to reach incredible success. It is a very heart-warming story that sounds like a mythical hero's journey, except that it is not a myth. During his talk, he offers advice based on his hero's journey.

     
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    I'll check him out later like an inspiring story.
     
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    You will love it!
     
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    TED Talk 2: Blockchain: Run time = 18 minutes.

    Bitcoin is based on an invention called the Blockchain. This Ted talk discusses how Blockchain will change not only money transfers, but also how Blockchain can keep accurate records in many other applications such as presidential elections. Because Blockchain removes all human intervention, we finally can have elections that are absolutely trustworthy down to the last vote.

    Here is the link to the Ted talk:
    https://www.ted.com/talks/don_tapscott_how_the_blockchain_is_changing_money_and_business

    Feel free to ask questions about the Blockchain. I have studied it for a while, so I may be able to answer your questions on Blockchain.
     
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    TED talk 4: Your brain hallucinates your consciousness. Run time = 16 minutes.

    Your reality is your brain's best guess about what all the incoming sensory data means. Usually, your best guess is correct, but not always. Sometimes your five senses give you an incorrect view of reality. The point is not to jump to conclusions. Slow down and consider what your second or third interpretation might be saying.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality
     
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    Don't jump to conclusions but look before you leap. :)
     
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    TED talk 5. Are we clever monkeys or immortal souls? That is the question. Run time = 18 minutes.

    This is an interesting talk because it traces evolution from the first hydrogen atoms created at the big bang all the way to the final stage of evolution, which the speaker says is Spirituality. He claims Spirituality is every bit as real as the hydrogen atoms that started it all.

     
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    Talk 6: Atheist has Near-Death Experience. Run time = 17 minutes.

    This is not a Ted talk, but it feels like it easily could be. I came across it yesterday and felt compelled to post it because of what Mellon Thomas Benedict experienced during his near-death experience. He has some extraordinary things to say about the afterlife. All very positive and reassuring. There is nothing quite as good as hope, and he delivers a large dose of hope from the other side.

     
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    I'll watch this one now.
     
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    Interesting but real heavy is the only way I can describe his Esperance.
    My out of body experience was emotionless, I was just an observer og what was happening.
    Most people could live several hundred years and not experience all that I have in this life. Not boasting or actuating, just telling the truth. And I don't expect anyone to believe it either. Hubby knows and my family especially my first cousin who was with me during some of them, usually get sick at my stomach so she would always ask" is your stomach ok ".
     
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