These are some talks that changed the way I view humanity, science and society (in no particular order).
- They discuss the importance of meditation for intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.
- Is social media the biggest threat to our society? Also, why memories can't always be trusted.
- An entertaining and fact-filled argument for "No".
- Some people simply exude kindness, wisdom and humility. Curious how those seem to come as a package deal.
- He fights off a bacterial infection with a breathing technique* (and other cool stuff). *Peer reviewed & published in PNAS.
- A story of dignity, strength and resilience
- Racism & redemption
- Gender & sexuality. What can plants, animals and natural selection tell us about ourselves?
- Medically assisted suicide.
- Would you let your blind child climb a tree? It's the first thing this batman does to train blind kids to be independent.
- Sometimes humans have to decide which species will live and which will die
- How an important hormone changes the way people feel and behave.