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MIT World

MIT World offers free streaming video lectures of speakers at events that occur at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lectures cover a wide range of topics, but most are in the area of technology, science, politics, business, and where these areas intersect. Frequent speakers include Noam Chomsky, Lester Thurow, Walter Lewin, along with single lectures from Thomas L. Friedman, Jack Welch, Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and many other leading thinkers and leaders in a variety of fields. All streaming video is of exceptional quality.


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by Paul Krugman
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The U.S. has had more than 70 years to come to terms with the Great Depression, and we really thought we knew how to avoid another one, says Paul Krugman. “It wasn’t supposed to be possible. Then came the current crisis.”

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by Bill Gates
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Bill Gates’ talk at MIT provided an optimistic view of the next generation of computer science, now that the “rough draft” is done.

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by Frank Wilczek
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Perhaps the universe is not so much strange as brimming with lovely paradox. The search for such beauty seems to lie at the heart of Frank Wilczek’s work.

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by Margaret Atwood
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After 30 years of fiction writing, Atwood is expert at engineering an extreme spin on ordinary life, and pushing the everyday world to its limits. Her talk includes two readings from her latest novel, Oryx and Crake…

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by Jeff Bezos
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In this lively presentation Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com discusses many of the technological advances that have enabled Amazon.com to be the "earth's most customer centric company".

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by John Hume
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Mr. Hume is a member of the British and European Parliaments, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for "... efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland."

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by Steve Jobs
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Steve Jobs, one of the computer industry's foremost entrepreneurs, gives a wide-ranging talk to a group of MIT Sloan School of Management students in the spring of 1992.

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by Buckminster Fuller
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Renowned inventor and visionary 'Bucky' speaks at MIT on world changes in his lifetime in 1979.

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by Susan Sontag
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A conversation among visionaries about images in science that have changed the way we view ourselves, at a conference organized by science photographer Felice Frankel.

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by Muhammad Yunus
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Imagine a bank that loans money based on a borrower’s desperate circumstances -- where, as Muhammad Yunus says, “the less you have, the higher priority you have.”

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