Inspiration is a big part of innovation and creativity, so even the best digital and tech professionals need a little inspiration from time to time. There’s no need to go scrolling through hundreds of talks, we’ve complied a list of our top 10 inspiring Tech and Digital TED talks.
Please be aware, videos may contain explicit language and emotive concepts.
1. What Makes Something Go Viral?
What’s the secret to making content people love? BuzzFeed Publisher, Dao Nguyen, discusses quizzes, lists and videos — and how they’ve developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture.
2. A Black Man Undercover In The Alt Right
Curious about his haters, Theo E.J. Wilson went undercover to try and gain understanding of what drives the alt right movement. In this insightful talk, Theo shares his discoveries including the dangers of algorithm echo-chambers.
3. How Netflix Changed Entertainment — and Where it’s Headed
Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the company’s culture, marketing, the platform’s powerful algorithms and much more.
4. Your Elusive Creative Genius
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert, shares the radical idea that genius isn’t a rare commodity but that all of us “have” a genius inside.
5. The Future Of Early Cancer Detection
In this emotive talk, Jorge Soto discusses developing a simple, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer.
6. How The Blockchain Will Radically Transform The Economy
Bettina Warburg unravels the sometimes confusing intricacies of blockchain and how it will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments.
7. Meet Spot The Robot Dog – Boston Dynamics
Founder of Boston Dynamics, Marc Raibert, gives a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that handles objects, climbs stairs and more!
8. Designing Your Life
Bill Burnett, Executive Director of Stanford’s Design Program shares his five eyebrow-raising findings to help you design the life you want.
9. The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant shares three unexpected habits of original thinkers in this interesting and inspiring talk.
10. Why You Should Make Useless Things
In this hilarious talk by famous inventor and YouTube sensation, Simone Giertz, she shares her love for making useless robots and the pitfalls of social media stardom.