How Many Universes are There?
About the speaker
Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, spent much of his career to date in tech journalism and publishing. In 2002, he became curator of the TED conference and has expanded it into a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading. And since TED talks now get around a billion views per year, he seems to be doing a pretty good job of it.
The big issue
As Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy stated “Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” In this mind-boggling TED talk, Chris Anderson looks at how modern physics is starting to wonder whether the ridiculously vast universe we inhabit is actually all there is. With some string theorists positing 10500 possible universes and others an infinite number, where does that leave us on our little blue planet? And is there any way of proving any of this stuff?
Read the book
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
No, it’s not about string theory. This book is Chris Anderson’s guide to creating engaging and impactful short talks. If you want to find out how to electrify an audience and really hold a room, then this is the book for you.