TED: Will videogames become better than life? by David Perry

Videogame designer David Perry talks about the future of video games, and shows a super-cool video mix of how computer graphics has been evolving over the last decade. Since I quit playing videogames long time ago, I found the early stages shown in this mix much more emotionally stimulating. 🙂

 

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).

TED: How a ragtag band created Wikipedia by Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales, who at least co-founded Wikipedia, talks on its origins, history and organization. Wikipedia is probably the most successful collaborative project to date, the largest general reference resource on the net, counting over 2.5 million articles, and #8 popular website in the world reaching almost 10% of Internet users daily. And most amazingly, it costs very little to run – the whole Wikimedia Foundation took just $3.5m to run in 2007/2008. It’s one of those landscape-changing projects that excite me so much. What will the future bring next?

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).

TED: When it comes to tech, simplicity sells by David Pogue

Technology columnist for New York Times David Pogue talk and sings 🙂 about simplicity in user interface design. Before becoming a tech writer, he spent 10 years working in Broadway musicals. In 2004, David won a Business Emmy Award for his segment on Google and the spam problem. Very entertaining and funny. 

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).

TED: How engineers learn from evolution by Robert Full

A jaw-dropping talk on nature-inspired designs of movement. Robert Full demonstrates robots that can go virtually anywhere with no sensors or brain, and very few actuators, using the same design nature evolved in cockroaches and geckos. Breathtaking!

Original video on TED.com (might be better quality).