I never really thought that a TED talk involved an small automated stuffed bear.
I wish it did, though.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TED talks are free online lectures. Perhaps the most attractive thing about them is that they're a maximum of eighteen minutes long.
TED talks are produced by the TED Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in the USA, and many of the talks are given by really famous people you've actually heard of, like Bill Clinton and Elon Musk.
Are they any good?
Well, try one and see.
Are they reliable?
Probably, most of the time, but the point of the talks isn't so much to give definitive answers as to convey excitement and possibility. The aim is for the talks to be mostly true - or, at least, to present a reasonable and expert opinion.
Well, that's about the best we can get, isn't it.
Nuts and Bolts: TED talks. These were established in 1984 and have been available free on line since 1990. The talks started off being about technology, but now there are talks on science, culture, politics and humanitarian subjects.
The word design comes from the Latin dēsignāre, to mark out, from signum, which means a sign.