TED talks by Larry Page, Margaret Gould Stewart, Tim Berners-Lee, Edward Snowden and Keren Elazari made an impact in 2014. These TED talks will inspire future entrepreneurs and startups who want to make a difference in the field of Technology.
Larry Page: Where Google's Going Next
Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviewed Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It included aerial bikeways and internet balloons ... and then it got even more interesting, as Page talked through the company's recent acquisition of Deep Mind, an AI that is learning some surprising things.
Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.
Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 25 years ago. So it's worth a listen when he warns us: There's a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralized corporate control all threaten the web's wide-open spaces. It's up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden spoke at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter," he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them."
Keren Elazari: Hackers: the Internet's immune system
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.