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Juan Enriquez: The Next Human Reboot.

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TED: Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be … different.

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April 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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TED: Barry Schwartz A Call For “Practical Wisdom”

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tedlogo Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

Wow.

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February 18, 2009 at 12:55 am

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TED Talks: David Merrill – Siftables, the Toy Blocks that Think

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TED: MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?

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February 14, 2009 at 9:49 am

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