Learning from dirty jobs | Mike Rowe

The “Dirty Jobs” crew and I were called to a little town in Colorado, called Craig. It’s only a couple dozen square miles. It’s in the Rockies. And the job in question was sheep rancher. My role on the show, for those of you who haven’t seen it — it’s pretty simple. I’m an apprentice, […]

The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam

“Five hospitals in Aleppo have been bombed.” That was a text message that I received on a dark winter night in November 2016. One of them was a children’s hospital run by my Syrian colleagues at the Independent Doctors Association, IDA. It was the sixth time it had been bombed. I watched in horror heartbreaking […]

Why jobs of the future won’t feel like work | David Lee

So there’s a lot of valid concern these days that our technology is getting so smart that we’ve put ourselves on the path to a jobless future. And I think the example of a self-driving car is actually the easiest one to see. So these are going to be fantastic for all kinds of different […]

What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfee

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast The writer George Eliot cautioned us that, among all forms of mistake, prophesy is the most gratuitous. The person that we would all acknowledge as her 20th-century counterpart, Yogi Berra, agreed. He said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” I’m going to ignore their cautions and […]

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast As it turns out, when tens of millions of people are unemployed or underemployed, there’s a fair amount of interest in what technology might be doing to the labor force. And as I look at the conversation, it strikes me that it’s focused on exactly the right topic, and […]

Sheryl Sandberg: So we leaned in … now what?

Pat Mitchell: Your first time back on the TEDWomen stage. Sheryl Sandberg: First time back. Nice to see everyone. It’s always so nice to look out and see so many women. It’s so not my regular experience, as I know anyone else’s. PM: So when we first started talking about, maybe the subject wouldn’t be […]

The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg

Translator: Akinori Oyama Reviewer: Peter van de Ven When I was about eight years old, I first heard about something called climate change or global warming. Apparently, that was something humans had created by our way of living. I was told to turn off the lights to save energy and to recycle paper to save […]

How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs | Martin Ford

I’m gonna begin with a scary question are we headed toward a future without jobs the remarkable progress that we’re seeing in technologies like self-driving cars has led to an explosion of interest in this question but because it’s something that’s been asked so many times in the past maybe what we should really be […]

The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing | Augie Picado

When someone mentions Cuba, what do you think about? Classic, classic cars? Perhaps good cigars? Maybe you think of a famous baseball player. What about when somebody mentions North Korea? You think about those missile tests, maybe their notorious leader or his good friend, Dennis Rodman. (Laughter) One thing that likely doesn’t come to mind […]

Abha Dawesar: Life in the “digital now”

I was in New York during Hurricane Sandy, and this little white dog called Maui was staying with me. Half the city was dark because of a power cut, and I was living on the dark side. Now, Maui was terrified of the dark, so I had to carry him up the stairs, actually down […]

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