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When typical solutions fall short, why not find a different way?

When typical solutions fall short, why not find a different way?

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The Hackers

In this hour, TED speakers dare to hack the brain, the climate, and the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.

A hacker is somebody who doesn't ask how something works — they just see what works. — Jay Silver

Science and technology now allow us to "hack" solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. But how far is too far? And what are the consequences of these hacks? In this hour, we hear stories from TED speakers who dare to hack the brain, the climate, and even the animal kingdom in hopes of creating a better world.

Mikko Hyppönen describes the guys who made the first PC virus — "these guys weren't evil at all." James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Are There Good Hackers?

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