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  • General

    Welcome to 'up for discussion'

    up for discussion

    A selection of videos to engage thought / discussion and debate.

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  • Topic 1

    Thoughtful video

    girl affect

    About this talk

    A video highlighting the plight of thousands in Africa and how making just a slight change might change the world, the whole world, for the better...

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    Alan Russell: Why can't we grow new body parts?

    topic1About this talk

    Alan Russell studies regenerative medicine -- a breakthrough way of thinking about disease and injury, using a process that can signal the body to rebuild itself.

    About Alan Russell

    In the fight against disease, defect and injury, Alan Russell has a novel argument: Why not engineer new tissue and organs to replace sick ones?

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    Eva Vertes: My dream about the future of medicine

    About this talk

    aEva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

    About Eva Vertes

    Eva Vertes is a microbiology prodigy. Her discovery, at age 17, of a compound that stops fruit-fly brain cells from dying was regarded as a step toward curing Alzheimer's.

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    Aubrey de Grey: Why we age and how we can avoid

    aAbout this talk

    Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.

    About Aubrey de Grey

    Aubrey de Grey, British researcher on aging, claims he has drawn a roadmap to defeat biological aging. He provocatively proposes that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old

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    Ray Kurzweil: How technology's accelerating power will transform us

    cAbout this talk

    Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.

    About Ray Kurzweil

    Ray Kurzweil is an engineer who has radically advanced the fields of speech, text, and audio technology. He's also one of our finest thinkers, revered for his dizzying -- yet convincing

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    Rob Forbes: Ways of seeing

    aAbout this talk

    Rob Forbes, the founder of Design Within Reach, shows a gallery of snapshots that inform his way of seeing the world. Charming juxtapositions, found art, urban patterns -- this slideshow will open your eyes to the world around you.

    About Rob Forbes

    Rob Forbes founded Design Within Reach, the furniture company that brought high design to the general public

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    Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

    Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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