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10-28-2013, 11:06 PM
Tell me you can't!

Watching the videos below gave me an inkling as to the direction we are travelling.

We seem to be on an exponential curve of evolution now and as the speed increases I wonder if we can stay in control of it or will it overtake us?

These videos are just a scratch on the surface of the innovations coming to us day by day.

The vid's + pee breaks take about 2hrs 45mins to watch. So, get some cola and popcorn and have an evening watching the videos, I’m sure you will be entertained. Some you may have seen before, some new, but whatever I am sure you’ll be left with mixed feelings of excitement and uncertainty.

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology (http://www.ted.com/talks/pranav_mistry_the_thrilling_potential_of_sixthsens e_technology.html) 17m

Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird ( http://www.ted.com/talks/a_robot_that_flies_like_a_bird.html) 6m

Anthony Atala: Growing new organs (http://www.ted.com/talks/anthony_atala_growing_organs_engineering_tissue.ht ml) 17m

Brian Cox: CERN's supercollider (http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html) 14m

Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable (http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pritchard_invents_a_water_filter.html) 9m

Gary Wolf: The quantified self ( http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_wolf_the_quantified_self.html) 5m

Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves (http://www.ted.com/talks/tan_le_a_headset_that_reads_your_brainwaves.html) 10m

Eythor Bender: Human exoskeletons -- for war and healing (http://www.ted.com/talks/eythor_bender_demos_human_exoskeletons.html) 6m

Blaise AgŁera y Arcas: How PhotoSynth can connect the world's images (http://www.ted.com/talks/blaise_aguera_y_arcas_demos_photosynth.html) 7m

Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone (http://www.ted.com/talks/regina_dugan_from_mach_20_glider_to_humming_bird_d rone.html) 24m

Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table (http://www.ted.com/talks/jack_choi_on_the_virtual_dissection_table.html) 6m

Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary (http://www.ted.com/talks/sonaar_luthra_meet_the_water_canary.html) 3m

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination (http://www.ted.com/talks/massimo_banzi_how_arduino_is_open_sourcing_imagina tion.html) 15m

Boaz Almog: The levitating superconductor (http://www.ted.com/talks/boaz_almog_levitates_a_superconductor.html) 10m

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality (http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_mills_image_recognition_that_triggers_augment ed_reality.html) 8m

Thanks TED