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Today’s TED Talk A sci-fi vision of life in 2041

Sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan doesn’t fear a dystopian future. Instead, he believes developments in artificial intelligence will make all of our lives better, healthier and safer. He takes us on a tour of the next 20 years of AI and shares some astonishing predictions for the advancements in science and technology that could await us. “For every future we wish to create, we must first learn to imagine it,” he says.

Today’s TED Talk – Remembering climate change … a message from the year 2071

Coming to us from 60 years in the future, legendary sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the “history” of how humanity ended the climate crisis and restored the damage done to Earth’s biosphere. A rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time.

Today’s TED Talk – Playful, wondrous public spaces built for community and possibility

Introducing a new type of public space, custom-fit for communities in need of a shot of hope and wonder. Artist and TED Fellow Matthew Mazzotta takes us across the US, sharing delightful projects that refresh space and place, spark collective conversation and reignite a sense of possibility and purpose in their surroundings.

TED Talks – 3 sneaky tactics that websites use to make you spend

Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for — and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them.

Today’s TED Talk – A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions

Cement researcher Karen Scrivener shares the research behind a pioneering new kind of cement known as LC3, which could slash carbon emissions from this crucial building material by 40 percent, if adopted at scale.

Today’s TED Talk – The counterintuitive way to be more persuasive

What’s the best way to make a good point? Organizational psychologist Niro Sivanathan offers a fascinating lesson on the “dilution effect,” a cognitive quirk that weakens our strongest cases — and reveals why brevity is the true soul of persuasion.

TED Talk – Stacey Abrams: 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

“Be aggressive about your ambition”

New on TED.com – If trees could speak

How do we tell stories of humanity and nature at a time when our planet is burning?

Ronald Reagan – The Importance of Stories

Telling a story, he made me understand, helps make your case in a way that no abstraction can: A story builds an emotional bond, and emotional bonds build trust.

TED’s holiday book list: 68 reads that will inspire you

“What books have inspired you?” We hope their recommendations will help you refresh and recharge.