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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is Our Future…

Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”

Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which gives rich cash awards to the inventors and engineers who’ll get us back to the moon, build a better car and explore the genome.

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Bryan Stevenson: A talk about an injustice…

In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines. Watch the entire, insightful presentation here.

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TED 2012 – Remixed…

John Boswell, of the “Symphony of Science,” came to TED2012 and made this remix of the speakers onstage (and on TED.com). To read more about every speaker in this video, visit the TED Blog

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The Power of Introverts…

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

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News from TED 2012: Robots that fly…and cooperate

In his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams — for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

Vijay Kumar’s Robots