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Friday, January 16, 2009

8. TEDTalks : Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web - Kevin Kelly (2007)

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference that defines its mission as "ideas worth spreading". The lectures, also called TED talks, cover a broad set of topics including science, arts and design, politics, culture, business, global issues, technology and development, and entertainment. Speakers come from a similarly wide variety of communities and disciplines[1] and have included such people as former U.S. president Bill Clinton,[2] Nobel laureates James D. Watson [3], Murray Gell-Mann,[4] Al Gore, internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales,[5] notable architect and urbanism critic James Howard Kunstler,[6] and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.[7]

The TED staff is headquartered in New York City and Vancouver. The conference has been held in Monterey, California, since its founding, but as of 2009 will be held in Long Beach, California.[8] The TED conference also has a companion conference, TED Global, held in varying locations.

Over 300 TED talks are provided for free viewing online. As of June 2008, talks were viewed over 50 million times by more than 15 million people.

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