- 1 A selection of TED talks related to Pirate topics.
- 1.1 Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era
- 1.2 Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like
- 1.3 Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country
- 1.4 Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
- 1.5 Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web
- 1.6 Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform
- 1.7 Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it
- 1.8 Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life
- 1.9 Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree
- 1.10 Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power
- 1.11 Diana Filippova : L'engagement citoyen face au mythe du plein emploi
- 1.12 Dave Meslin : The antidote to empathy
Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era
Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.
Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like
We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country
The term Gross Domestic Product is often talked about as if it were “handed down from god on tablets of stone.” But this concept was invented by an economist in the 1930s. We need a more effective measurement tool to match 21st century needs, says Michael Green: the Social Progress Index. With charm and wit, he shows how this tool measures societies across the three dimensions that actually matter. And reveals the dramatic reordering of nations that occurs when you use it.
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform
Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz's tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption. In this fiery, deeply personal talk, he calls for all citizens to engage, and offers a heartfelt reminder to never give up hope.
Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it
Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their own city. But urban activist Alessandra Orofino thinks that can change, using a mix of tech and old-fashioned human connection. Sharing examples from her hometown of Rio, she says: "It is up to us to decide whether we want schools or parking lots, recycling projects or construction sites, cars or buses, loneliness or solidarity."
Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life
In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice, political influence.) In a talk and audience discussion, Sandel asks us to think honestly on this question: In our current democracy, is too much for sale?
Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power
Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make civics sexy again,” says civics educator Eric Liu. “As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.”
Diana Filippova : L'engagement citoyen face au mythe du plein emploi
Face au développement de la robotique et de l'automatisation, quelle sera la place de l'emploi dans notre société ? Diana Filippova nous invite à dépasser le mythe du plein emploi et nous exhorte à l'engagement citoyen à l'heure où se redéfinissent certaines bases sociales, politiques et professionnelles.
Dave Meslin : The antidote to empathy
Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.