I am appending a list of TED Talks I've assembled over time.
I realize it's dauntingly long.
To make it manageable, I've begun with the two talks I mentioned in the car.
Talk #3 by Sir Ken Richardson is the first TED Talk I ever saw and I've been a habitual user ever since.
I'm also turning a spotlight on #4, Michael Specter's "The Danger of Science Denial," which I find particularly pertinent to the eye-popping collapse of Reason in American political discourse.
If you want to try a TED Talk that's more visual, check out #5, "Pollination."
And finally, just this morning I stumbled on a new collaboration between TED and NPR. Here's an episode entitled "The Pursuit of Happiness" - http://www.npr.org/2012/05/02/151881205/the-pursuit-of-happiness
Pax on both houses,
4.) Michael Specter: The danger of science denial | Video on TED.com http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_specter_the_danger_of_science_denial.html
Yochai Benkler on Wikipedia and Linux as next stage of human organization. "The new open-source economics" | Video on TED.com