My favorite TED talks from 2015

Some of the TED Talks  that I have watched in 2015 really made an impression on me and I have just set up a list of the ones that i rank as the best. These are not TED talks that where held in 2015, but talks that I have watched over the course of the last year and found to be inspiring.

Lawrence Lessig talking about how there is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens.

Clay Shirky on how internet will change government and how government can learn from open sources. 

Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

In this talk from 2005 Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled “a ragtag band of volunteers,” gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia. 10 year later this talk is still super relevant and the idea behind wikipedia is still an inspiration.