1936 Commencement Address at Northwestern University
William Allen White

William Allen White speaks of pride in the heritage that the graduates of Northwestern University have. In a country started upon by creative and hard-working people, America's future is in the hands of the newly graduates.

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William Allen White: 1936 Commencement Address at Northwestern University

June 1, 1937 (about 83 years ago)

William Allen White speaks of pride in the heritage that the graduates of Northwestern University have. In a country started upon by creative and hard-working people, America's future is in the hands of the newly graduates.

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Meg Greenfield: A Better Truth, Williams College, 1987

June 14, 1987 (almost 33 years ago)

Meg Greenfield's commencement speech dwells on the search for a better truth through journalism by using the knowledge the human species should have gathered from past mistakes.

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Lewis Lapham: Merlin's Owl, St. John's College Annapolis, 2003

May 11, 2003 (about 17 years ago)

Lewis Lapham shares with the St. John's College Annapolis Class of 2003 the things he has learned from Otto that will hopefully help them have a better perspective on truth and the future.

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Stephen Petranek: Counting Down to Armageddon

February 1, 2002 (over 18 years ago)

In this talk, Stephen Petranek counts down ten ways the world might end. This talk is not armageddon hype; these are all possibilities that the Earth may encounter. Stephen stresses that we should study these scenarios and start preparing. He has even formulated solutions to give us a fighting c...

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Source: TED

Kevin Kelly: How Technology Evolves

February 1, 2005 (over 15 years ago)

In this talk, technologist Kevin Kelly discusses technology. He likens it to the evolution of life. He makes arguments on how technology affects our life and how we live it.

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Kevin Kelly: Technology's Epic Story

November 1, 2009 (over 10 years ago)

In this talk, Kevin Kelly speaks to us about Technology. He talks about its history and role through time. He tries to define it, not limited to modern technology and how it affects our lives, but defines it in a very broad sense that encompasses the whole existence of the universe.

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Kevin Kelly: The Next 5,000 Days of the Web

December 1, 2007 (over 12 years ago)

In this talk, Kevin Kelly tells us about the World Wide Web. He provides us with a sense of what the Web currently is at 5,000 days old. He then ponders on the next 5,000 days and gives his take on what will happen in the years ahead.

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