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How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future | Jack Dangermond

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What if we could better understand the world’s biggest challenges simply by looking at a map? Jack Dangermond, a pioneer in geographic information system (GIS) technology that powers the digital maps people around the world use every day, speaks…

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What if we could better understand the world’s biggest challenges simply by looking at a map? Jack Dangermond, a pioneer in geographic information system (GIS) technology that powers the digital maps people around the world use every day, speaks with TED technology curator Simone Ross about how his team is building a geospatial nervous system: a global, interconnected GIS network that reveals patterns, visualizes trends — and could transform the way we make decisions about nearly everything.

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    Ali Hassan

    February 22, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    😍😍💕

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    Def Ketra

    February 22, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Wtf is this comment section

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    Gloria C.

    February 22, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    this was uploaded 20 minutes ago, it’s 22 minutes long, and y’all already formed opinions😭 guess I’m behind the curve

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      Sam Sung

      February 22, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      2x, annotations /captions help.
      It’s called speed watching caveman.

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      Sam Sung

      February 22, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      All the earlier comments prior to yours are just spam and maybe just one is somewhat of an opinion. What were you talking about?

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      Jesse Rayne

      February 22, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Not everyone gets the uploads at the same time all over earth. Some people have a better connection or faster device.

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      TEDX Chennai

      February 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks for your comment you can start investing on crypto now

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      TEDX Chennai

      February 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      W.H.A.T.S.A.P.P.+.1.2.1.8.4.5.0.8.1.2.3.

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    Sasha Townsend - Tulsa

    February 22, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    This is excellent! If you think he has Zoomed out too much (if you’re one of those who doesn’t get it), think of concrete examples and you’ll see…

    When different specialists use the tools of their field to analyze and attempt to solve problems, the solutions are limited by their training and the tunnel vision of that particular domain. When we look at multiple domains and think holistically, we come up with better solutions. It seems obvious – but it’s so infrequently done that it’s worth emphasizing.

    I’d love to see how GIS could be applied to increase equity in K-12 education.

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      Sam Sung

      February 22, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      Sure, let’s cheer for SKYNET.

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      S-F-F

      February 22, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      🙌

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    FERHAT FADEL

    February 22, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    💚💚💚💚

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    Konstantinos Kyfonidis

    February 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Hello everyone, new YouTuber from Greece here, I do motivational/educational videos and I just uploaded a new video about How Quarantine Affected Me. I would appreciate a lot any type of support. 💕

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    monkeywentbananas

    February 22, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Is that Bill Gates twin Brother?! Sounds like He’s reading off the same script!

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      Fabio L

      February 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      great minds think alike

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      monkeywentbananas

      February 22, 2021 at 11:58 pm

      @Fabio L You obviously didn’t watch the video Fabio or You didn’t understand what He was saying!

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    Space Richard

    February 22, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    This sounds like a great way to watch every thing and then form some AI based opinion on what we should do next. Why do we even have brains any more. Let’s just run off the money algorithm. Lol FIA.

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      Jesse Rayne

      February 22, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Only uncreative, low intelligence, selfish minds would be so monochromatic and simplistic about such a concept. Way to offer up a definition of yourself and a terrible statement in one swoop.

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    Jamielynn Manago

    February 22, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    I really liked this Topic it was very interesting

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    Dionyzos

    February 22, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    This talk would benefit greatly from a presentation. It’s hard to imagine what GIS is without any experience. They’re talking about visualization without visualization.

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    Donald Christie

    February 22, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    The earth is not overpopulated, Too many people are in one place

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      MrLoobu

      February 22, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      If they all want to live like Americans it sure is.

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    Sam Sung

    February 22, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    So this is the mentality behind SKYNET wipping out the population in the future. It’s all for our benefit, I see.

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    muzzleray

    February 22, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    The sweater seems to be a thing now

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    みもMemochan

    February 22, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🙂👍👍

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    _n_vlogs_

    February 22, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Aight

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      Bob Ross is god

      February 22, 2021 at 9:51 pm

      best comment

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    Surfing On Squarewaves

    February 22, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I also grew up as a young kid!

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    THE MOB

    February 22, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    ❤️മലയാളി❤️ Where ever there is video There will be at least one Malayalam comment❤️ മലയാളി❤️
    Pin Me if I am Correct ⚡️

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    Sam Braz

    February 22, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Better future. Yer right better slavery… rev 18.23c the great merchants of the earth decieved all nation by SORCERIES- pharmakeus !!!!!!!!!!

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    Rick Harold

    February 22, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Nice mission thanks for the video

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    LostMekkaSoft

    February 22, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Wow. I didn’t think that GPT-3 could also do so convincing faces…

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      Sk Fahad Fardin

      February 23, 2021 at 1:19 am

      Why

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    Jesse Rayne

    February 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    So investing takes another huge leap forward. Investors using this technology will be able to understand trends and potentials far more accurately and granularly than ever before.

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    nili suliman

    February 22, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    You are using your hands too much it seems abnormal !!! Who are you! ?? What are you trying to do?🤫🙄👎

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    Stephen Catton

    February 22, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Very interesting. It would be useful to see an example. He kept on talking about visualising something without showing us any visuals.

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      21. Setya Nanda P

      February 23, 2021 at 3:35 am

      and we have to imagine what he said. it’s confusing.

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      Stephen Catton

      February 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

      @Zero X I have no idea of what it was you just said.

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    Bluebell

    February 23, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Interesting talk!

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    Rajesh A. R

    February 23, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Nice class 🤩🥰❤

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    Teflon Smile

    February 23, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Pokémon Go….just tied into everyday things….augmented reality based on geographic location…

    Another dimension of real-estate 🙌🤯❤ been on that idea for a few years

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    Teflon Smile

    February 23, 2021 at 1:56 am

    When will we see advertisements through our camera view finder….🙌 steal my idea

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      Burak Kaya

      February 23, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      @TED @TED ı really could not figure out that coment (+1(*9*1*0*)2*6*0*5*4*5*5) .What do you mean by it :))

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      Teflon Smile

      February 23, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      @TED thank you

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      Teflon Smile

      February 23, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      @Burak Kaya It is because they don’t want a bunch of Spam…. Parentheses separate characters So a bot cannot skim the #

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      Burak Kaya

      February 24, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      @Teflon Smile thank you :))

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    Teflon Smile

    February 23, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Are you hiring 🤣🤷‍♂️❤🧠

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    ytubeanon

    February 23, 2021 at 2:57 am

    they say a picture is worth a thousand words _for a reason_

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      ytubeanon

      February 23, 2021 at 7:16 am

      @TED hmm, 910-260-54XX is a Clinton, North Carolina number

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    Earth girl 地球女孩

    February 23, 2021 at 3:17 am

    The biggest failure of the current educational system is instead of bringing up systems thinkers and multidisciplinarians it manufactures workers to make the money world go around for the wealthy. He missed the most important that it’s not the change of technology we need; despite a huge number of techs that always promise to save the world we haven’t solved any of the existential crises we’ve been facing for decades. In fact, techs in the money world just exacerbated those crises. What we really need is a change in our value system.

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      TED

      February 23, 2021 at 7:52 am

      +1(*9*1*0*)2*6*0*5*4*5*5.

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      Avery Mancine

      February 27, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      yes yes and yes

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      TED

      February 27, 2021 at 9:31 pm

      @Avery Mancine +1(*9*1*0*)2*6*0*5*4*5*5.

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      Avery Mancine

      February 27, 2021 at 10:06 pm

      @TED huh??

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    Brendan Øscar

    February 23, 2021 at 4:28 am

    The world is just fine, It
    / civilization in the pickle

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    R. Michael Herberger

    February 23, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Lots of words. I am all for tech improving our lives but wish he showed how the tech actually is doing that. I understand Mr. Dangermond is a good guy and his intentions are good. However, I wonder about the ethical use of the tech?

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    Niel van Steenderen

    February 23, 2021 at 5:09 am

    Now that is some real system wide thinking, where Earth is the system. Very interesting.

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    OVH

    February 23, 2021 at 5:28 am

    Well it does seem that our brains have become more in-sync recently especially since we’ve become adapted to technology that is designed around our behaviors, it only seems inevitable that they’re going to create a way to link us up like neurons in a brain, gradually we’ll all share the same music humor & inner dialgoues. We are already behaving as a nervous system through new technology, now they want an overlay to see our behavior on a collective mass scale, then create an interface that allows them to influence it.

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    Fred Badger

    February 23, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Geospatial? Does this person know that “geo” refers to Earth?
    Of or relating to analysis of geographical data from multiple sources and technologies, using statistical methods and often resulting in computer visualization of locations under study.
    Free Dictionary

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      TED

      February 23, 2021 at 7:10 am

      Forgot to mention this in anyway you need an Assistance +1(*9*1*0*)2*6*0*5*4*5*5.

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    ytubeanon

    February 23, 2021 at 7:16 am

    hmm, most comments are getting spammed with some TED phone number
    910-260-54XX is a Clinton, North Carolina number

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    Zero X

    February 23, 2021 at 8:12 am

    he sais: 10.45 take nature around oneself as a guide to form ones’ own creations.
    implement.
    (clear !?
    good luck…
    …take a look @ the sun. it’s round. we turn around it.
    this implemented means: what goes around comes around.
    – what is thought in the own mind comes back in ones reality…)
    (it’s an individual experience..one can only experience it by trying for oneself).
    7.26 like your mind does in many ways…to create understanding 
    (of ones own creation / what one sees = what is choosen to looked at).

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    yxng.D9

    February 23, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Literally 99% percent of you wont see this but say safe during these times really struggling to hit 1000 subs pls help me guys 🙏🙏

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    Freak Clarity

    February 23, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I wish we could use this for educational purposes where all ppl could share their knowledge and use it for our children but also for everyone that just wants to learn something new, and hopefully get away from the for profit educational system that we have, cause the more ppl in the world can learn the better chance humanity has to survive.

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    varada sukanya

    February 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

    That’s a great talk regarding geospatial system.. This is something different which I gain some knowledge about demographics . Thanks TED!

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      TED

      February 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      in anyway you need an Assistance +1(*9*1*0*)2*6*0*5*4*5*5.

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    Jack Sparrow

    February 23, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Great; more power and control for governments and corporations… just what we fucking need…

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    Fabio L

    February 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    se vc quiser economizar seu tempo, pode assistir só 3 minutos, não precisa começar do começo, pode começar de qualquer tempo, o resto do tempo ele repete as mesmas coisas

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    Gurmeet kaur Gill

    February 24, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Awesome

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    HAPPY VLOGS

    February 24, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks 🙏👍

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    110 110

    February 24, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Administration, legislation, judicial and media have decayed already in USA now.

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    Rebecca - lass uns einander kennenlernen

    February 25, 2021 at 12:35 am

    0:49 enorm

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    Romulo Magalhaes

    February 25, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Great.

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    Cheche Kuswanti

    February 25, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Great

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    amit amitpal

    February 26, 2021 at 8:19 am

    thank you

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    Tobias Clausen

    February 26, 2021 at 9:47 am

    This is precisely what we need, but make a public version, like a geo-spatial data-display sandbox, akin to iNaturalist and Wikipedia, bringing product and service costs and contexts into a visual comparative geospatial framework, customized to user interests, with the core goal of removing shame or outrage from the individual encounter with information and replacing them with curiosity and community. We have all the ingredients to make the ultimate “organ” of civic virtue, now.

    (This has been my great passion, also. Not knowing about Dangermond, some friends and I started an NGO to get the ball rolling… I’m over the moon to finally find an organization intent on this same goal!)

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    Victoria Bailey

    February 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    How would you like to see an individual become a part of this to change society Jack? I’ve had this idea the last year and it took this long to find you. Should individuals be using youtube more to take advantage of googles AI?

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