Viewing Recommendation: TED talks
I came across these a few months ago and try to sneak in a couple when ever I can steal a few minutes. I've never heard of the TED conference before but it sounds fascinating. I haven't regretted watching a single one of these so far. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. Talks range from computer visualization of world poverty data to Tony Robbins' mini pep rally to Al Gore being pretty hilarious to a detailed discussion of how the Seattle Library was designed. Anyway it's a banquet of geek heroes and arts and entertainment. Give a few a try. For what it's worth I've been watching from the bottom of the page up to try to follow the chronology, but I'm not sure that is necessary.
Probably my favorite so far is watching Rick Warren of the "Porpoise Driven Life" fame followed by a "rebuttal" of sorts by Daniel Dennett.