I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-oldwhen I joined my family on the picket line for the first time.My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan.I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity,surrounded by a few dozen relatives,with my tiny fists clutching a sign that I couldn’t read yet:“Gays are worthy […]

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La monnaie sous toutes ses formes | Kariappa BHEEMAIAH | TEDxClermont

La monnaie sous toutes ses formes | Kariappa BHEEMAIAH | TEDxClermont

Translator: Robin Noel Reviewer: Denise RQHello, as Alexis just said,I’m here today to talk to you about money.I can see some of you are already saying,what a stereotype, another Indian who’s going to talk to us about money.(Laughter)But the truth is that my interest in the subjectonly started when I arrived in France.In 2006, to […]

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Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

I live in Washington, D.C.,but I grew up in Sindhekela, a village in Orissa, in India.My father was a government worker.My mother could not read or write, but shewould say to me, “A king is worshipped only in hisown kingdom. A poet is respected everywhere.”So I wanted to be a poet when I grew up.But […]

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The real truth about the 2008 financial crisis | Brian S. Wesbury | TEDxCountyLineRoad

The real truth about the 2008 financial crisis | Brian S. Wesbury | TEDxCountyLineRoad

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Peter van de VenI’m about to tell you some unconventional wisdom, alright?I called my talk today “The real truth about the 2008 financial crisis.”So, I guess what I ask you to do this morningis to think about what you believewhat the conventional wisdom is about 2008,and I’m going to put some […]

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Changing the world through swarm intelligence: Rick Falkvinge at TEDxOslo 2013

Changing the world through swarm intelligence: Rick Falkvinge at TEDxOslo 2013

Translator: Claudia Sander Reviewer: Denise RQThank y’all!This is going to be a motivational speech.Because —imagine my motivation standing between this strong, healthy crowd…and lunch.(Laughter)So…I’m @Falkvinge on Twitter.Feel free to quote me if I say something memorable, stupid, funny, whatever.I love seeing my name on Twitter.So…Hi! I’m Rick.I’m a politician.I’m sorry.How many in here have heard […]

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Bitcoin — more than just money | Dug Campbell | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Bitcoin — more than just money | Dug Campbell | TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh

Translator: Elisabeth Buffard Reviewer: Denise RQI want to speak to you today about Bobbecause I’m worried about Bob.Now, Bob is a very hardworking individual:indeed, he actually has had to travel to find his work,so he doesn’t live close to his wife and family.In fact, he lives in a different country and sends his money back.But […]

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How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream | Jamie Bartlett

How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream | Jamie Bartlett

If you want to buy high-quality, low-price cocaine,there really is only one place to go,and that is the dark net anonymous markets.Now, you can’t get to these siteswith a normal browser — Chrome or Firefox —because they’re on this hidden part of the Internet,known as Tor hidden services,where URLs are a string of meaningless numbers […]

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The Money Myth: Jem Bendell at TEDxTransmedia2011

The Money Myth: Jem Bendell at TEDxTransmedia2011

Translator: Aiala Suso Gil Reviewer: Yohanna CordeiroI’m here to rip apart your assumptions about money.I’m going to show youthat behind the financial crisis and the environmental crisis,lies a hidden crisis, in our monetary system,the very way our money is created.And I’m also going to show youthat there is this community of people growing around the […]

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Bitcoin and the Blockchain | Rick Falkvinge | TEDxBucharest

Bitcoin and the Blockchain | Rick Falkvinge | TEDxBucharest

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Robert TuckerGood evening, Bucharest!Future spoilers, getting to know things that happen in the futurebefore they actually happen.That’s cheating, isn’t it?Do we love cheating?Yes, we love cheating!When I was a politician and doing interviews for television,I would sometimes taunt the reporters,when I saw they were still setting up the cameraand weren’t really […]

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The future of money | Neha Narula

The future of money | Neha Narula

I want to tell you about the future of money.Let’s start with a story about this culturethat lived in Micronesia in the early 1900s, called the Yap.Now, I want to tell you about the Yapbecause their form of money is really interesting.They use these limestone discs called Rai stones.Now, the Yap don’t actually move these […]

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