Speaking of TED, you could easily lose a couple weeks watching the fascinating, awe-inspiring, and thought-provoking talks they’ve posted from the last 24 years of TED. From the brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor’s talk about her own stroke to Will Wright’s early demo of Spore, it’s all worth watching. Who else can you watch? Al Gore, Stephen Hawking, Brian Greene, Dave Eggers, Frank Gehry, Any Tan, Steven Pinker, Jeff Bezos, Dean Kamen, Julia Sweeney, Craig Venter, Bill Clinton, Peter Gabriel, Daniel Dennet, Ze Frank, Jill Sobule, James Watson… Wow. And unlike the conference itself, it’s all free.
You can also get these videos directly in iTunes (link updated to point to HD version).