TED1

  • February 1, 1984
  • Monterey,CA

The inaugural event in the long-running TED conference series. TED1 was hosted by TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.

Speakers

Benoit Mandelbrot

Mathematician, "father of fractal geometry"

Marvin Minsky

Co-founder, MIT's Artificial Intelligence lab

Nicholas Negroponte

Founder and chairman, One Laptop per Child
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From 1984, four predictions about the future (three of them correct): At the first TED conference, gave a 2-hour talk that, with surprising accuracy, predicted what would happen with CD-ROMs, web interfaces, service kiosks, the touchscreen interface... More

From 1984, four predictions about the future (three of them correct): At the first TED conference, gave a 2-hour talk that, with surprising accuracy, predicted what would happen with CD-ROMs, web interfaces, service kiosks, the touchscreen interface and his own One Laptop Per Child project.

Here is a 25-minute excerpt of that talk. (TED plans to release the full footage later, but it needs to be restored in places [source]).

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Michael Schulhof

Former President & CEO, Sony Corporation of America

TED1 is part of the TED series of events.

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