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Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

So how would you run a whole country without oil? That’s the question that sort of hit me in the middle of a Davos afternoon about four years ago. It never left my brain. And I started playing with it more like a puzzle. The original thought I had: this must be ethanol. So I […]

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Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

Mobility in developing world cities is a very peculiar challenge, because different from health or education or housing, it tends to get worse as societies become richer. Clearly, a unsustainable model. Mobility, as most other developing country problems, more than a matter of money or technology, is a matter of equality, equity. The great inequality […]

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What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale

What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale

Let’s start with silence. Silence is one of the most precious conditions for humans, because it allows us to feel the depth of our presence. This is one of the reasons why the advent of electric cars has generated lots of enthusiasm among people. For the first time, we could associate the concept of cars […]

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What moral decisions should driverless cars make? | Iyad Rahwan

What moral decisions should driverless cars make? | Iyad Rahwan

Today I’m going to talk about technology and society. The Department of Transport estimated that last year 35,000 people died from traffic crashes in the US alone. Worldwide, 1.2 million people die every year in traffic accidents. If there was a way we could eliminate 90 percent of those accidents, would you support it? Of […]

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How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them. And why is that? How can we […]

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Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’m a brain scientist, and as a brain scientist, I’m actually interested in how the brain learns, and I’m especially interested in a possibility of making our brains smarter, better and faster. This is in this context I’m going to tell you about video games. When we say video […]

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Google’s driverless car | Sebastian Thrun

Google’s driverless car | Sebastian Thrun

As a boy, I loved cars. When I turned 18, I lost my best friend to a car accident. Like this. And then I decided I’d dedicate my life to saving one million people every year. Now I haven’t succeeded, so this is just a progress report, but I’m here to tell you a little […]

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Robin Chase: Excuse me, may I rent your car?

Robin Chase: Excuse me, may I rent your car?

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Twelve years ago, I founded Zipcar. Zipcar buys cars and parks them throughout dense metropolitan areas for people to use, by the hour and by the day, instead of owning their own cars. Each Zipcar replaces 15 personal cars, and each driver drives about 80 percent less because they’re […]

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7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe

7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe

So, let me add to the complexity of the situation we find ourselves in. At the same time that we’re solving for climate change, we’re going to be building cities for three billion people. That’s a doubling of the urban environment. If we don’t get that right, I’m not sure all the climate solutions in […]

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Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I want to start by offering you a free no-tech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posture for two minutes. But before I give it away, I want to ask you to right now do a little audit of your […]

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