TED came to be in 1984 from Richard Saul Wurman's observation of a powerful convergence among three fields: technology, entertainment and design.

More than 30 years later TED is the staple diet for a wide verity of people who just want to learn more and understand the world of others a little better.

Those 'others' just so happen to be highly inspirational people who have a great story to share and we the audience just seem to lap it up. 

Just below you can follow a link to a great video highlighting those 30 years and below that is a link to 12 brilliant TEDTalks. 

Enjoy them. I have!  

Playlist (17 talks)30 years of TED

Watch the world change over three decades in this nearly year-by-year playlist.Watch now