TED talks are a great way to learn something new in an entertaining presentation. In a recent quora thread, TED curator Chris Anderson was asked to rate his favourite TED talks, and he's seen a ton. Here were his top five. Anderson's choices might surprise some, but they are varied and worth a watch:
1. Chemical Scum that Dream of Distant Quasars, by David Deutsch
2. Institutions vs. Collaborations, by Clay Shirky
3. Happiness and Its Surprises, by Nancy Etcoff
4. We Need to Talk About an Injustice, by Brian Stevenson
5. The Long Reach of Reason, by Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
You can check the Quora thread for his reasons behind picking each at the link below, and check out our own top 10 TED talks worth watching.