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High Tech Solutions for the Global South

Zap the Fear

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMalaria is the modern traveler's bogeyman, the creature lurking outside your room, waiting for you to fall asleep, intent on "getting you!" There are very few fears I hear more from tentative travelers than: "but what about malaria?"

Rethinking Global Public Health

Daniel Zoughbie | Posted 10.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Daniel Zoughbie

If we are ever going to solve this trillion-dollar problem, we have to think outside the box, outside the clinics, and outside the hospitals. We have to think about how people behave in their neighborhoods, homes, and places of business.

Innovating For The Next 3 Billion: Don't Get Hooked On The High-Tech Fix

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.18.2013 | TED Weekends
Bhaskar Chakravorti

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe need to motivate our brightest minds and investors towards the far less elegant - but equally creative -- work of painstakingly grinding out new business models, new forms of miserly thinking and mastering the process of frustration, chaos and iterative experimentation.

The Astounding Impact Of Innovative Technology In The Developing World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Rev. Larry Hollon

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgRemarkable new information technologies are unlocking the potential of developing countries in ways that are not only empowering, but revolutionary. As new innovations and new possibilities continue to be presented, the digital future is becoming the digital present.

The Less 'Glamorous' Side of Invention

Stuart Rennie | Posted 08.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Stuart Rennie

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhere are you going to set these lasers up first? Can they only be operated by experts? What happens when they break down? Will locals 'buy in' to the idea of lasers being set up in their communities?

WATCH: Striking Down Malaria.. With A Laser?

Nathan Myhrvold | Posted 10.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Nathan Myhrvold

2013-08-15-myrhvoldpull.jpgUnfortunately, there's no magic approach to separate the bad crazy ideas from the good crazy ideas, but the good ones do have a few distinguishing characteristics that help us improve our success rate.