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1984 vs 2014 | TED Blog

1984 vs 2014 | TED Blog | Things Going On in the World | Scoop.it
Maysoon Zayid gives a comic breakdown of what's different now versus 1984, to celebrate TED's 30th anniversary.
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The article is a bit of a timeline describing events that have occurred in the world throughout her lifetime and she covers a lot of topics.

 

The main points of the article are her thanks for TED-X being created to allow people to spread their ideas and imagination to everyone from every corner of the globe to watch and listen to the messages shared at TED, and her nostalgia of 1984, the years that she spent her childhood before to changes of the 20th century.

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The art of misdirection

Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch. In a hilarious demonstration, Robbins samples the buffet of the TEDGlobal 2013 audience, showing how the flaws in our perception make it possible to swipe a wallet and leave it on its owner’s shoulder while they remain clueless.
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Apollo Robbins brings into focus the ways in which perception truly shapes our reality. I challenge you to watch this 9 minute video and not be astounded, perplexed, and entertained.

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I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
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This is the woman named Maysoon Zayid. She is an actress, a standup comic, a philanthropist, an advocate for the disabled, has palsy and 99 problems. Despite the disadvantages she's had to live through since birth, she hilariously tells us what's she's experienced and how she has gotten over some hurtles life has thrown at her. Whether she’s experienced social challenges, prejudice, sexism, or even her own views of herself, she has gone through much and here is her TedX talk where she aspires to use her own example that even if everyone else or the world says you can’t, you can accomplish great things and you can overcome your challenges with great work and perseverance.

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading | Things Going On in the World | Scoop.it
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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The TED Portal provides insightful information and inspirational creativity! TED Talks are 18 minutes or less. I plan to post links to some of my favorites.

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