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We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | Zeynep Tufekci

So when people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, but that’s a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital surveillance with metaphors from the past. “1984,” George Orwell’s “1984,” it’s hitting the bestseller lists again. […]

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Why The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Disappearing From America

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the auto industry’s longest lasting and many would say most widely respected brands in continuous production since the 1950s. It is Toyota’s longest selling vehicle and a living piece of automotive history. The Land Cruiser helped Toyota gain credibility as a maker of tough, durable vehicles at a […]

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MA Leadership: Residential Week Experience

Steve McCrae: What I enjoy most about the on-campus is meeting the people, interacting with my other classmates, getting to know them over the week and enjoying their company and working hard with them. Everybody is very supportive of everybody else here. Dan Gibson: Probably the most enjoyable thing is really just the bonds that […]

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Build a tower, build a team | Tom Wujec

Several years ago here at TED, Peter Skillman introduced a design challenge called the marshmallow challenge. And the idea’s pretty simple: Teams of four have to build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string and a marshmallow. The marshmallow has to be on top. […]

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How to Invest in Real Estate (for Beginners)

Jason Moser: Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market each day. It’s Monday, November 19th. I’m your host, Jason Moser. On today’s show, we’re going to talk about Berkshire’s 13-F, their latest buys. This quarter shows a big fondness for banks, apparently. Matt will get into […]

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The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little […]