For class we were asked to share with everyone 3 things: our favorite TEDx talk, book and video. My favorites are these:

1. TEDxUSagradoCorazón talk:

This talk was titled CienciaPR & Social Networking. As I explain in my first post about this TED talk, Daniel Colón (speaker) explained what social networking means to the scientific world, and how it could help create even better ideas by collecting ideas from different scientists, students, professors, etcetera, and binding them through social media in order to create better ones. Why did I love this talk? Easy. Science is a very important factor for us. It teaches us about the past, how we can improve our present, and how we can put this knowledge to good use for our future. If social media, which is a growing and ultimately deciding factor for many people nowadays, can help conglomerate knowledge and help improve it across state lines, rivers, mountains, oceans, whatever the obstacle, then it is definitely something to get excited about and love.

2. Favorite book:

My favorite book has to be Dove by Robin Lee Graham. Why do I love it so much? Well, my father gave me this book when I was about 10 years old and told me to read it because he had read it when he was just a little boy and loved the adventures it tells. For this, it has a lot of sentimental value for me and I treasure it dearly. As well, I am a sailor and have always dreamt of sailing around the world just like in the book. Moreover, Dove is a book about a 16-year-old boy (Robin Lee Graham) who decides to sail around the world in a 24-foot sailboat. He sets sail from San Pedro, California. Five years and 33,000 miles later, Robin finishes his journey and comes home with many many experiences and adventures to tell.

Cover of book Dove by author Robin Lee Graham


3. Favorite video:

This may be a little cliché considering it’s an extremely popular video, but the first time I saw it, it brought tears to my eyes. I was amazed at how easily we have the world at our fingertips with the Internet and, of course, searching about everything through Google. My favorite video is Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review. Hopefully, 2013′s video is as impressive or even better. Anyways, I love this video because it shows that not everything we search for is negative, the world searches for positive things, things that interest them, things that are important social/historical events, and most importantly, people search because they have the need to always want to know more. That is impressive, always having an itch to find out and learn about something. It’s even more interesting to see what most people searched for compiled into a short video. Google definitely won my vote with this one.