We’re living in an era that reveals new innovations on the daily. From automation to complex and brilliant security systems, the future of technology is being shaped by minds like these three whose ideas elevate our minds and spark our imagination.
Watch our top TED Talks on technology
These three speakers have tested the boundaries of how we can integrate the physical world and the digital one. Here are three must-watch TED talks on technology that have mesmerized us and left us wondering what the future holds.
Will automation take away all our jobs? | David Autor
As a company focusing heavily on automation and simplicity as a time-saving solution, we found David Autor’s paradox intriguing. He says that in the last century, despite having created machines that to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years.
So why hasn’t human work become redundant yet and how are our skills still not obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising answer. Do you agree with his theory?
Hackers: the internet’s immune system | Keren Elazari
Keren Elazari is a cybersecurity expert who claims that we actually need hackers in today’s day and age. Her shocking exclamation comes from her belief that hackers force us to evolve and improve. “They just might be the immune system for the information age”, she says.
Some hackers are fighting corruption and defending our rights. They also expose the loop holes and vulnerabilities in our systems and make us fix them.
But not all hackers use their superpowers for good. Would you take any chances with security loopholes? Let us know what you think about this video and learn more about Plesk security here.
The mind behind Linux | Linus Torvalds
This is the guy who has transformed technology, not once, but twice. Linus Torvalds first gave us Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and then Git, the source code management system that developers use all over the world. This is more than a talk, but an interview where Torvalds discusses his personality traits which shaped his work philosophy and engineering. Plus, some useful open source tips for the developers watching.
“I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,” Torvalds says. “I’m perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds … but I’m looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that’s right in front of me before I fall in.” Are you like Linus and do you agree with his philosophies?
Empowering you with TED talks on technology
As we got a glimpse of what these three researchers presented on stage, the common theme in all of the talks was making a better digital world together. Technology can empower people by educating them and giving them a voice, future designs succeed in bridging the two worlds together. A concept we at Plesk are on definitely board with.