Written By Franklin V on Sunday, April 24, 2011 | 5:19 PM
Best of TED Conference: Part 1
Paul Moller – The Flying Car In the Near Future
Just like in the Jetsons, flying cars will be a reality within the next 10 years. Paul Moller has spent his life developing the technology and has says we have finally reached the technological place to make them real. These cars will hover like helicopters and control themselves so all we have to do is choose a destination.
Dan Gilbert: Why We Are Happy
An expert on happiness, Dan Gilbert explains the notion of synthetic happiness – how our minds morph our interests to suit our current situations, thus making us more content. It’s too long to explain here so just watch the video. He’s hilarious
Oliver Sacks: What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds
Sacks goes over his studies of different types of hallucinatory syndromes and what the results reveal about how the mind works with the senses. This talk puts an interesting spin on what we normally view as reality
Vilayanur Ramachandran: On the Intricacies of the Mind
Ramachandran also studies syndromes in order to gain greater understanding about how our brains work. In this talk, he refers to three syndromes that are interesting even without their implications on brain function.
Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do + The 6 Basic Human Needs
Everyone knows who Tony Robbins is… an epic “motivational speaker.” Well in this TED talk, he explains our lot in life. Does that sounds too simple for a 21 minute talk? Well see for yourself.Added Bonus: He High-Five’s Al Gore in the middle of his presentation.
Eric Giler: Wireless Electricity
As the title implies, wireless electricity is now in existence. Tesla’s dream of being able to transfer energy over a distance has finally come to be realized!
Shai Agassi: The Near Future of Electric Cars
Agassi reveals his incredibly details business plan to bring the electric car to an efficient and affordable state. They will be cheaper even cheaper than today’s fuel-powered cars and his goal is to have 99% of people using them by 2020.