DiscoverThe TED InterviewSteven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong
Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Update: 2018-11-1345
Share

Description

Was 2017 really the "the worst ever," as some would have us believe? Cognitive psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shares data that shows: actually, it was one of the best overall. At TED2018, Chris sat down with Steven to take a closer look at the data that suggest the world is improving, and to unpack why so many people find this idea so challenging. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.





Find the transcript at:  go.ted.com/interviewpinker

Comments (1)

Paresh Khushal

Superb podcasts - I have heard many panels and interviews, and these interviews conducted by Chris are hard to beat. He pushes and challenges his guest like no one else to really get to the bottom of the central ideas. Please keep these coming - I feel brainier after each one!

Jun 24th
Reply
In Channel
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

Steven Pinker argues that our pessimism about today's world is profoundly wrong

TED