Note: There are many videos, podcasts and lectures relating to numerous topics residing on the internet these days; but I have selected below only those that I consider to be the best and the most interesting. And many of them are truly mind-blowing.
Blueprint For Truth? Why did the WTC buildings collapse on 9/11? - Richard Gage - 2 hours
Some architects and engineers believe that the collapse of the three 9/11 buildings were caused by internal explosions. And they seem to have much evidence to back their views.
The Singularity: A Period Not An Event - a lecture about the near future of robots by - Rodney Brooks 45 min
Richard Dawkins interviews Craig Venter - a look inside Venter's technology lab and an insight into where gene analysis and gene manipulation will shortly lead us. 52 min
Benefits Of Globalisation Economist Alex Tabarrok argues that free trade and globalization are shaping our once-divided world into a community. 15 min
Our Technological Future Fascinating lecture given by Ray Kurzweil - 90 min
The first 10 minutes of this lecture is a bit 'slow', but it gets better and better throughout.
Upcoming Telephone Technology In this engaging talk from the EG'08 conference, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy cell phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure). 28 min
A Sixth Sense? This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. 9 min
The Future Is Soon Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. 20 min
Some Future Products Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, demo some amazing new materials and how we might use them. 15 min
The Need For New Technologies In 1998, aircraft designer Paul MacCready looks at a planet on which humans have utterly dominated nature, and talks about what we all can do to preserve nature's balance. 22 min
Arithmetic, Population, and Energy The problems of exponential growth. Dr Albert Bartlett - 8 parts - 9 min each part
Modifying And Creating Life Can we create new life out of our digital universe?" asks Craig Venter. And his answer is, yes, and pretty soon. He walks the TED2008 audience through his latest research into "fourth-generation fuels" -- biologically created fuels with CO2 as their feedstock. His talk covers the details of creating brand-new chromosomes using digital technology, the reasons why we would want to do this, and the bioethics of synthetic life. Craig Venter - 32 min
Letting Our Kids Be Creative Stanford professor Larry Lessig is one of our foremost authorities on copyright issues. In a time when “content” is not confined to a film canister, Lessig has a vision for reconciling creative freedom with marketplace competition.
The State of Software - Video Lecture By David Pogue David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for The New York Times, an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In this unconventional talk, he offers a sweeping (and unusual) view on the state of software, partially set to music.
The Exponential Evolution Of Technology - Video Lecture By Ray Kurzweil Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil illustrates the exponential evolution of technology, predicting a sharp rise in computing capability, robotics and life expectancy within the next 15 years.
What Does Technology Want? - Video Lecture By Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly traces the remarkable similarities between the evolution of biology and technology, ultimately declaring technology the "7th kingdom of life." He poses an intriguing question: "What does technology want?"
PC World's 25 Worst Tech Products - of all time!
Cognitive Radio - and many other new and powerful emerging technologies
Biological Terrorism Since the invasion of Iraq and the collapse of Saddam Hussein's biological-weapons threat, people have breathed easier about the threat of bioterrorism and biological warfare. But recent developments suggest that this relaxation is unwarranted. Indeed, there's considerable evidence that we should be much more afraid than we are, or have been. Glenn Reynolds
Futurology History is littered with visions of the 21st Century that never came true. But big companies still employ futurologists to make radical predictions about the next few years. Spencer Kelly investigates how they come up with their visions of the future.
Gadgets On The Way Imagine it. A fold-out futon with built in iPod dock and surround-sound speakers.
Technological Dark Age Imminent We are fast approaching a new dark age. That, at least, is the conclusion of Jonathan Huebner, a physicist. He says the rate of technological innovation reached a peak a century ago and has been declining ever since. Robert Adler - 4 min
If Search Engines Could Read Your Mind What if a search engine knew exactly what you were thinking, and unerringly provided perfect search results? The idea is not as farfetched as it sounds. Chris Sherman
Nanotechnology Molecular manufacturing will bring both great opportunities and great dangers. Nanocomputers will extend desktop computational power by a factor of a billion or more. Nanoscale sensors, computers, and tools will bring surgical control to the molecular level, enabling a revolution in medicine. Eric Drexler
Technological and Scientific Creativity In our time, the word "creative" is most often applied to the arts. That's a mistake. More creativity is to be found in engineering and science than in the arts. Charley Reese
Copyrighted Music On The Wane In the USA, free downloads of copyrighted music are driving the recording industry to sue teenagers and holler about the morality of obtaining songs for free. But if China is the future, that's all in vain. The genie is out of the bottle. Eventually, recorded music will no longer make money. Kevin Maney
Neverlate Alarm Clock This clock has 7 individual alarms; one for each day of the week.
Life In 2000 AD It will be the age of press-button transportation. - written in 1961