Redefining what is humanely possible with augmented reality – Brian Mullins at TEDx San Diego 2017

Brian Mullins begins this moving talk by revealing that human beings are programmed to accepting limiting beliefs. We hear things all the time such as, “you’re not smart enough,” or, “that’s not realistic,” or, “you need more experience for that.” He argues that these limiting beliefs are not real, and that they are motivated by fear. In fact, they are so deeply ingrained in us we don’t even know they are there preventing us from taking chances. He asks the question, “how do we overcome this?”

As a thought leader on the topic of augmented reality, Brian explains how it’s a human-centric concept that enables us to share ideas in a whole new way. It is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

He shared the story of his personal struggle with his son’s Cerebral Palsy, and how augmented reality can be a driving force behind sharing information about this debilitating disease. In his opinion, augmented reality can cause the flow of information to be fluid and save more lives.

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Rethinking America’s talent crisis – Mary Walshok at TEDxSanDiego 2017

During this noteworthy talk, Mary Walshok makes the important distinction that in the world today, we undervalue skilled labor and overvalue academia. She begins by sharing that when she was child, classes like wood shop were mandatory, so that students could learn actual skills that would apply to actual jobs.

She argues that we need to close this gap, so that we can fill more jobs, and disperse skill set across the board. Mary’s solution is what she refers to as HEART: Hands, Engaging, Applied, Relevant, Training, which is the combination of experience and education, and practice so that people are more prepared to meet all the challenges of their jobs.

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Tell me about your identity crisis – Cedrice at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Cedrice opens the talk by asking the audience, “who are you?” As an identity crisis waiting to happen, Cedrice’s multi-ethnic identity made her feel alone, but also helped her find her voice in music. Through her own journey of finding her place, she came to realize that embracing one’s identity struggle leads to authenticity. She says, “one voice, stripped down to share an honest struggle, can inspire others to share their own story.”

Cedrice, a talented and beloved actress, vocalist, and poet is inspired by the human condition within the world of theatre, music and art. This well-rounded and dynamic woman emanates passion that speaks to the strength of one’s own self- discovery, while engaging her audience with her mesmerizing energy.

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