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Is the house of history built on foundations of sand? | Graham Hancock | TEDxReading

Is the house of history built on foundations of sand? | Graham Hancock | TEDxReading

Transcriber: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Dănuț Vornicu Presenter: I don’t think you need much more introduction than that. Mr. Graham Hancock! (Applause) GH: Thank you. (Signting) Ahh! Thank you ladies and gentlemen. Let’s consider an extraordinary possibility. Could there be a lost civilization lurking as yet undetected somewhere far back in remotest prehistory? Could the myths …

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | Zeynep Tufekci

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | Zeynep Tufekci

So when people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, but that’s a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital surveillance with metaphors from the past. “1984,” George Orwell’s “1984,” it’s hitting the bestseller lists again. …

1.7. How Privilege Makes Us Lose Perspective

1.7. How Privilege Makes Us Lose Perspective

It’s easy to just get sucked into our everyday lives. I mean, they’re right there, demanding our attention at all times. And it’s not as if we aren’t ever doing anything important in our daily lives. But it’s easy to lose perspective. In the end, we’re just one of seven and a half billion people, …

How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch

How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch

At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. My patient Kathy planned her wedding when she was in middle school. She would meet her future husband by age 27, get engaged a year later and get married a year after that. But when Kathy turned 27, she …