TED TALKS

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience, and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we are all hallucinating all the time; When we agree on our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth in a delightfully disorienting talk that can make you question the very nature of your existence.

Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society driven mad by bureaucracy. It strongly argues that rules often fail, that incentives are often counterproductive, and that practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming | Nick Hanauer

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist, and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to lead our societies to conditions that resemble pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a drastic increase in the minimum wage could grow the middle class, provide economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.