The voices I hear – A TED Talk

Auditory hallucinations have always been defined in text books as a symptom of Schizophrenia. An aberration. An abnormal alteration of one’s mental state which needs to be corrected, quashed, cured. However, in this inspiring talk by Eleanor Longden, she makes the case that hearing voices is not necessarily a departure from the norm. But instead, […]

Day 28: Print your own medicine

Do we really want to print our own medicine at some point? Does that mean that by combining organic molecules ourselves and creating our own medication? A 3D printer for our own medication is intriguing, exciting but also if left unchecked might become the root of so many more problems. Let’s see what happens within […]

Day 27: Love letters to strangers

In today’s talk, Hannah Brechner talks about how she started a global initiative to send love letters to complete strangers. I grew up writing letters, it’s a by-product of a long-distance parent-child relationship which is so familiar to so many Filipino children of my generation. Letter writing at the time was the one dependable connection […]

Day 26: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

hat drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this […]

Day 25: Before Avatar … a curious boy

James Cameron talks about how childhood interests fuelled his imagination and allowed him to create major blockbuster films that are loved around the world. Did his talk spark an idea? Not really. Part of the success of his talk was the awe around his accomplishments and his name but I couldn’t say he inspired me.