Monday, October 18, 2010

Two Interesting TED Talks

The first talk is by Mechai Viravaidya (มีชัย วีระไวทยะ) or Mr. Condom in Thailand. I think he prevented a lot of problems from happening in Thailand. Thailand could be in a much worse shape right now with 100 million people or so instead of about 67 million people. The talk has an interactive transcript on the right side so you can read the transcript and jump to the video corresponding to any particular place of the talk. (If you don't see the video, go here to see it.)

The second talk is by the inimitable Hans Rosling on global population growth and how the world will change in the next few decades. (If you don't see the video, go here to see it.)

Dr. Rosling also has many interesting and entertaining talks on TED and at GapMinder.

2 comments: said...

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Linguist Center said...

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