These 20 most watched TED talks changed our lives

These most watched TED talks have completely changed our lives. Is traditional education killing creativity? How do you find happiness? What makes us do what we do? These compelling most watched TED talks are being shared worldwide.

  • Do Schools Kill Creativity?

    ken-creativitySir Ken Robinson, an English government advisor on education, presents a profound talk on how education should nurture creativity, and not hinder it.

  • Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

    Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insightA true story of how Nueroanatomist, Jill Bolte Taylor, suffered a massive stroke, yet was able to study every moment of it.

  • Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

    Pranav Mistry- The thrilling potential of SixthSense technologyPranav Mistry presents a talk including a look at his SixthSense device, saying he’ll make the software available to all.

  • Underwater Astonishments

    Underwater Astonishments David GalloDavid Gallo takes us on a dive into the deep sea, sharing footage of the incredible sea creatures that lurk in the dark depths of the ocean.

  • Pattie Mae: Unveiling game-changing wearable tech

    Pattie Maes- Unveiling game-changing wearable techA demo from Pattie Mae’s lab at MIT is a very popular TED talk about a wearable device that allows for astounding interaction with our environment.

  • Why We Do What We Do

    Why We Do What We Do Tony RobbinsTony Robbins presents a compelling TED talk on the forces that make us do what we do. This is a must see on our most watched TED talks list.

  • Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

    Simon Sinek- How great leaders inspire actionDrawing on examples from Martin Luther King and tech company Apple, Simon Sinek presents a powerful talk on how and why leaders inspire action.

  • Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

    Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement AddressCEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, Steve Jobs shares his life stories to encourage graduates to pursue their dreams, and seek opportunities in setbacks. As well as being one of the most watched TED talks, it has also inspired countless graduates around the world.

  • Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

    Hans Rosling- Debunking third-world mythsStatistics Guru, Hans Rosling, presents data and statistics and exposes myths about the developing world.

  • The Power of Vulnerability

    The Power of Vulnerability Brene BrownBrene Brown studies to understand humanity, human connections and our ability to love and empathize.

  • Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

    Dan Pink- The puzzle of motivationDan Pink studies the mystery of motivation, and if traditional motivation rewards are as effective as we think.

  • Arthur Benjamin: Lightning calculation and other “Mathemagic”

    Arthur Benjamin Lightning calculationMathemagician, Arthur Benjamin, presented an exciting show racing calculators to figure out complex equations.

  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

    Elizabeth Gilbert- Your elusive creative geniusEat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her theory of everyone having an inner creative genius.

  • Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?

    Dan Gilbert- Why are we happyAuthor Dan Gilbert explores the theories behind what makes us happy, and what makes us unhappy.

  • Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

    Stephen Hawking- Questioning the universeOne of the most brilliant minds of our time, Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about the universe. This will be talked about for years to come, like many of the most watched TED talks on this list.

  • Jeff Han: Unveiling the genius of multi-touch interface design

    Jeff Han- Unveiling the genius of multi-touchJeff Han presents a computer screen interface that could mean the end of point-and click.

  • Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks

    Johnny Lee- Wii Remote hacksTransform your Wii remote into a digital whiteboard a touch screen and a head-mounted 3D viewer.

  • Keith Barry: Brain magic


    Keith Barry demonstrates how our brains can trick our bodies and some jaw-dropping acts of brain magic.

  • Mary Roach: 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm

    Mary Roach- 10 things you didn't know about orgasmMary Roach shares a range of scientific research on sexual climax.

  • Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

    Vijay Kumar- Robots that flyVijay Kumar builds small, agile robots that are perfect for surverying disasters.

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