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What Can We Learn From Near-Death Choices

June Cohen | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
June Cohen

2012-11-29-riceliaspullFew of us come face-to-face with death in such a clear and present way as Ric Elias, who was on board Flight 1549 when it crash-landed on New York's Hudson River four years ago.

The Two-Minute Defining Moment

William Horden | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
William Horden

Imagine you are wide awake when your breathing gently stops. I had the good fortune to be lying in the emergency room when this happened to me some nine years ago. Like yourself, perhaps, I expected to gasp for breath, panicking, but instead felt entirely calm -- despite the doctor's quizzical look.

You Will Die Momentarily

Ira Israel | Posted 01.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Ira Israel

How often should one think about his or her upcoming rendezvous with non-existence? In my humble opinion, there are two main problems with death.