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100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use

Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? “Future Billions”: Notes and images from Session 4 of TEDGlobal 2011. Niall Ferguson: Most of the $195,000 billion of wealth in the world was made after around 1800 and most is owned by Westerners.

“Future Billions”: Notes and images from Session 4 of TEDGlobal 2011

Why did wealth accrue to the West? Ferguson says: It’s not geography, it’s not national character. It’s ideas and institutions. Call them the “killer apps” of civilization. Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED Yasheng Huang, political economist, asks, re China and India: Has democracy helped or hindered economic growth? Tim Harford, “undercover economist,” says: “The way to solve complex problems is trial and error. Robin Ince, comedian: “Understanding things does not remove the wonder and the joy of them.” TED Prize winner JR is pasting faces in Edinburgh for the Inside Out Project. John Danner: “If democracy and capitalism are the way of the world, we need to think about B4B: business for the billions.”

Josette Sheeran says: There’s enough food on earth for everyone to have 2700 kC/day. Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity. John Underkoffler points to the future of UI. Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds. Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future. Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb. What we learned from 5 million books. A robot that flies like a bird. Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic.

Yves Rossy: Fly with the Jetman. Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate. Greatest Hits of TED Videos. Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation. Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything. Derek Sivers: How to start a movement. Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from. Wolfram Demonstrations Project.

What we learned from 5 million books. Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that.