Inspiring videos (by others)

“It’s crazy. Honestly. I can’t believe it’s happened to me.” “Why me, why did this happen to me, what have I done that I’ve deserved this?” “It really is very surreal.” “It almost broke me. Honestly.” “Surviving there, I learned after a few weeks, the only way to keep myself mentally sane was to shut down and freeze every part of my personality because if you’re alert and active, you go insane.” (Now put the latter in the context of developing young children’s brains who are in similar situations. Think of how DID comes about, for example.)

Below is a list with more videos that are worth watching. Some are profound and inspiring, and will produce a wonderful warm uplifting feeling. Others explain concepts and technologies like CRISPR.

Anholt, Simon. Which country does the most good for the world?

Bohorquez, Diego. How does our gut talk to our brain?

Bregman, Rutger. Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash.

Cohen, Glenn. Are There Non-human Persons? Are There Non-person Humans?

Doudna, Jennifer. We can now edit our DNA but let’s do it wisely.

Enriquez, Juan. We can reprogram life. How to do it wisely.

Fallon, James. The Moth: Confessions of a Pro-Social Psychopath.

Feldman-Barrett, Lisa You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them.

Generous, Alix. How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger’s.

Grandin, Temple. The world needs all kinds of minds.

Jegede, Faith. What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers.

Jorgenson, Ellen. What you need to know about CRISPR.

Kahn, Jennifer. Gene editing can now change an entire species forever.

King, Rosie. How autism freed me to be myself.

Knoepfler, Paul. The ethical dilemma of designer babies.

Lanier, Heather. “Good” and “bad” are incomplete stories we tell ourselves

Marsh, Abigail. Why some people are more altruistic than others.

McGonigal, Jane. Gaming can make a better world.

McGonigal, Kelly. How to make stress your friend.

Ockelford, Adam. Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford in the key of genius.

Piff, Paul. Does money make you mean?

Real wild. Animal intelligence and prejudice.

Robinson, Ken. Schools kill creativity.

Rosling, Hans. Let my dataset change your mindset.

Savulescu, Julian. The Perfect Human Being Series E01 – on human enhancement.

Solomon, Andrew. Love, no matter what.

Wilkinson, Richard. How economic inequality harms societies.

This video below was a tip from the always generous Hank Greely:

Renee Wegrzyn during her 2017 talk “Engineering Gene Safety”