Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • [The must-watch TED Talks of 2016]

  • [Sam Harris: Can we build AI without losing control over it?]

  • At a certain point,

  • we will build machines that are smarter than we are.

  • And once we have machines that are smarter than we are,

  • they will begin to improve themselves.

  • We're in the process of building some sort of god.

  • Now would be a good time to make sure it's a god we can live with.

  • [Jennifer Kahn: Gene editing can wipe out mosquitoes forever]

  • Gene drives have risks, and those need to be discussed.

  • But malaria exists now and kills 1,000 people a day.

  • Remember that.

  • It can be frightening to act, but sometimes, not acting is worse.

  • [Jamila Raqib: The secret to effective nonviolent resistance]

  • We're not going to end war

  • by telling people that violence is morally wrong.

  • Instead, we must offer them a tool

  • that's at least as powerful and as effective as violence.

  • [Alexander Betts: Here's how we can fix the refugee system]

  • Rather than seeing refugees

  • as inevitably dependent upon humanitarian assistance,

  • we need to provide them with opportunities for human flourishing.

  • [Adam Foss: A prosecutor's vision for justice]

  • Every day, thousands of times a day,

  • prosecutors around the United States wield power so great

  • that it can bring about catastrophe

  • as quickly as it can bring about opportunity, intervention, support

  • and yes, even love.

  • [Dalia Mogahed: What do you think when you look at me?]

  • What will you choose at this time of fear and bigotry?

  • Will you play it safe?

  • Or will you join those who say, "We are better than that?"

  • [Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a procrastinator]

  • Both brains have a Rational Decision-Maker in them,

  • but the procrastinator's brain also has an Instant Gratification Monkey.

  • Now, what does this mean for the procrastinator?

  • Well, it means everything's fine, until this happens.

  • [Allan Adams: The discovery of gravitational waves]

  • Two black holes, the densest thing in the universe,

  • one with a mass of 29 Suns and one with a mass of 36 Suns,

  • whirling around each other 100 times per second before they collide.

  • And we know it because we heard it.

  • [Kenneth Lacovara: Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe]

  • Why study the ancient past? Because it gives us perspective.

  • The dinosaurs died in the world's fifth mass extinction,

  • snuffed out in a cosmic accident through no fault of their own.

  • They didn't have a choice.

  • We, on the other hand, do have a choice.

  • [Camille A. Brown: The visual history of social dance]

  • Why do we dance?

  • To move, to let loose, to express.

  • Why do we dance together?

  • To heal, to remember,

  • to say: "We speak a common language.

  • We exist, and we are free."

  • [Check out the playlist at: go.ted.com/2016]

[The must-watch TED Talks of 2016]

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 US TED procrastinator smarter violence gene universe

【TED】The top 10 TED Talks of 2016

  • 1669 75
    Amy.Lin posted on 2017/03/16
Video vocabulary