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Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

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In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions -- designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more -- rarely (if ever) succeed, and that's the point. "The true beauty of making useless things [is] this acknowledgment that you don't always know what the best answer is," Giertz says. "It turns off that voice in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world works. Maybe a toothbrush helmet isn't the answer, but at least you're asking the question." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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inkoftheworld (19 часов назад)
I always feel so bad for female content creators, they get bombarded by creepy dudes. But I guess if you can harness all the creeps' attention and build a career out of it, maybe it has some value. lmao
Mark Silveira sr (2 дня назад)
Steve Taylor (2 дня назад)
Having fun with whatever you're making is useful. In such a materialistic society, it can be hard to understand that. But it's true. Keep on having fun Simone! Thanks for sharing the fun with us. We could all use it, so keep it up.
Davide Bevilacqua (3 дня назад)
I just wanna hug you! <3
Ciel Phantomhive (3 дня назад)
My brother is named leo and I sent him a message looking exactly like that... 4:18
Ciel Phantomhive (3 дня назад)
She can be a comedian. Such a useless comment.
agm (3 дня назад)
i adore this woman!
Ha Ba (3 дня назад)
Burn Brian 2019 🔥💪🏼
Lauren Hamill (5 дней назад)
Am I the only one who wants a googly eye shirt?
Mr. Handsome (7 дней назад)
Ok, Il keep writing my comments then
Lorísek (10 дней назад)
But what if she makes something usefull? Does she throw it away as an unsuccessfull robot?
Dispie Dark (11 дней назад)
The robot asks: What my purpose in life Ricks answer: you pas the butter.
Rina Quartz (15 дней назад)
Just the ordinary life JTOL (16 дней назад)
Omg i literally love Simone giertz. She is one of the most down to earth and relatable person ever
lexi Williams (17 дней назад)
I'm sorry but I'm not losing my virginity just to make another one of me
MiskiFox (23 дня назад)
Those eyes are staring into my soul... 👁 👁
Sylenzo (23 дня назад)
This is what my mother thought before having me
Made Pramana (28 дней назад)
Thank you so much for the talk. Doing something useless or creating something useless may not always be a bad thing. In fact it could be something good to do. Like you do here, with your enthusiasm, sharing something that you really like to do, even if it looks not worthed to do, but it turns out to be a good thing. Thank you so much.
Lily Pham (29 дней назад)
Thank you!<3
Tenjiwe Moyana (29 дней назад)
You are just so awesome. And what you’re doing is not at all easy - building robots?!! Keep doing it :) and I love your dry humour 🤣🤣
arianator Carpenter (30 дней назад)
7:33 how about a straw?
Gülce Çayırlı (1 месяц назад)
Physics's (1 месяц назад)
What is the speech about? ... i'm from Việt Nam 🇻🇳🇻🇳🇻🇳
Talia (1 месяц назад)
She's so funny! I wish the audience laughed more
wzd leo (1 месяц назад)
Is this a part of your rejection therapy?
Abhija Kala (1 месяц назад)
Sade Ryan (1 месяц назад)
Funniest TED talk I’ve seen
Wolfer Night (1 месяц назад)
oh my God same! I thought I was the only one who put a notebook behind the presentation paper 😐
FaTaLxFury Esports (1 месяц назад)
Why does she has a safety pin as ear loops/earrings? Hmmm????
Maddisen Howard (1 месяц назад)
As a kid she reminded me so much of Debbie from shameless xD
Michael Muturi (1 месяц назад)
Are these ideas worth spreading, a machine to brush your teeth? I am am sure that is humanities greatest problem, brushing teeth, really.... and the justification is "at least you are asking the question"???, this is a whole new mountain of stupid
Sean C (1 месяц назад)
You don't really need a machine to brush your teeth with; there is another way, one that involves no machine, no brushing.....just some chewing. What it requires is some form of sugar-free chewing gum, a dab of toothpaste, and some medium-fine grained sand (like beach sand, for instance). You chew the gum a bit to get it nice and malleable, then spit it out and flatten it down as much as you can. Then you add that dab of toothpaste, and sprinkle some sand on top, then kind of roll that gum back up so the toothpaste and sand is inside a new little ball. Then just pop that sucker back in your mouth and chew away....The toothpaste will deal with bacteria and whitening, the sand will handle the "scrubbing" to get the crud off your teeth, and the gum is mostly there to keep the whole process going, and because trying to "chew" on just paste and sand really doesn't seem at all effective or particularly easy......
Lucian Comanda (1 месяц назад)
Well, that’s mind blowing! But what’s more mind blowing is that this app called BenePit.io will give you token just by making regular phone calls and watching ads!
panda panda (1 месяц назад)
Simone Giertz, make a machine that can hit the like button for me!!
Jenna Portis (1 месяц назад)
Just me or that eyeball shirt cute..
Elvis Van (1 месяц назад)
🌆9PM Dec 9 2018~
Deegan Phillips (1 месяц назад)
I have an extension that turns millennials into "snake person" and I forgot and got scared
Phony Vidz (1 месяц назад)
just take useless and useful out and make things
Denny J (1 месяц назад)
Simone, you're a genius, and worthy successor to Rube Goldberg. Your videos should be shown to every class in school 2nd grade and up. Hero girl!
Shreya Mundada (1 месяц назад)
Joy and humility...Great really
HarshaXSoaD (1 месяц назад)
I love this girl
reverbva (1 месяц назад)
That was entertaining. 😊 I love her channel and can’t wait for the next useless thing she builds!
(: (1 месяц назад)
Her parents liked this video. So they made her.
Ne Rion Rizalte (1 месяц назад)
Hey Simone Giertz! Hoping you'll still read this. This may be not so important for you but for me it is. I never knew we're experiencing the same problem. I also love making things out of my imaginary. The difference only is I'm still stuck in that problem.😅 And this video completely inspired me.. I'm very thankful that TED Talk made this video.. Thank you so much.😁
Ay Boi (1 месяц назад)
So that’s why I wasn’t adopted
random man (1 месяц назад)
why do all the people that do these have the same speaking patterns, does someone in the back prep them, ok so by law you have to speak in this sort of way, think of it if you were giving a eulogy but in more positive tones
random man (1 месяц назад)
carrot tops daughter ?
Venkat A (1 месяц назад)
haenaa yunn (1 месяц назад)
SHe reminds me of sir ISAAC NEWTON! T.T
Brandy Moore (1 месяц назад)
Wait. She’s just kidding about picturing them naked being inappropriate, right?
Fil Strength (1 месяц назад)
I feel like she and Jenna Marbles would get along wonderful
Hans B (1 месяц назад)
I swear i love how she makes her jokes... Its just amazing
ć h i m m y (1 месяц назад)
I’m showing this to my mom later.
The world needs women, thank you.
Cymoon RBACpro (1 месяц назад)
chaschristiansen (1 месяц назад)
This was just an amazing change of pace from everything I have seen in the past year. Loved it, you truely did a great job.
Lola H (1 месяц назад)
damn this audience is tough
jupiter is a bean (1 месяц назад)
Omg this was so funny and insightful
HIDUP YANG DIPERMUDAH 2X (1 месяц назад)
You are awesome
Justin K. (1 месяц назад)
dukeistaan (1 месяц назад)
just awesome, innocent and pure your thoughts about technology and innovation is, super duper like to it, also another like for the enthu in you
Melannie Malonzo (1 месяц назад)
Finally, a video to justify my existence
sally jokia (1 месяц назад)
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Emine Kaya (2 месяца назад)
Thanks cihan
Weltfenos (2 месяца назад)
She knows how to make people laugh i love it!
MadSpellz (2 месяца назад)
MadSpellz (2 месяца назад)
Eating machine
I thought that’s why some people breed?
Juliana A (2 месяца назад)
I love you, simone! o/
Arun Karthik (2 месяца назад)
Useless is also useful
badr elt (2 месяца назад)
good job.
Nintendo gamer 222 (2 месяца назад)
If you have a reason to do something, then that action is not useless. It may see like it is, but it really isn't.
Bilal Aveiro (2 месяца назад)
It gets so weird when you listen to her breathe in between her lines
Melanie Dean (2 месяца назад)
Think I found carrot tops smarter sister. Lol
بدور عبدالله (2 месяца назад)
ابي الفديو مترجم؟
Ricky Hernandez (2 месяца назад)
more ROVER i got interested in building robots  4:52
shane dennis (2 месяца назад)
Simone Girtz your superb, I've learnt so much from you and really I'm stunned .
katrinadancer (2 месяца назад)
I'm sorry but this wasn't even worthy of a TedX talk 🤣
Erin (2 месяца назад)
Why are people loving this so much?
Khaos Inoculation (2 месяца назад)
No.. We shouldn't build useless things. That's why were struggling to weigh mass depopulation through war to secure resources for our mindless mass. We could be diverting resources from things like calculators that exist digitally in all smartphones to increasing the standards of all in one devices. At the same time increasing standards for AI learning systems to make VIRTUAL useless things to look for things that can be used in needed things. Sorry sweety, but in the real world, disease logic ends with APEX reasoning, and that means who is left alive. Please don't inspire that.. Because we have disease warlabs between heavily populated areas of the mass world wide ON PURPOSE. G20..
jonathan sarson (2 месяца назад)
So funny 😂
Mega Nerd (2 месяца назад)
My parents did a good job with me!
Sophie Galeas (2 месяца назад)
I love that shirt! And loved yout presentation!
Thân Cao (2 месяца назад)
i like you i am from vietnamese
Lior (2 месяца назад)
I laughed through the whole thing! this T?ED talk is A M A Z I N G.
spyburn007 (2 месяца назад)
MOODY & MADII (2 месяца назад)
she have such a funny soul. i love her
Анастасия Сорокина (2 месяца назад)
She's cute
Gorachand Badaraita (2 месяца назад)
You gonna too much creative...
bleudemo (2 месяца назад)
she looked so proud of herself after finishing aww
Lara Mitchell (2 месяца назад)
I love the shirt! Should be on Etsy!
Alissa (2 месяца назад)
Yes! Simone slaying a TED talk!
Tony KarlG (2 месяца назад)
I feel you were a little bit nervous on that day.. maybe i'm wrong about my thoughts..
Michael Kolker (2 месяца назад)
"Because Americans will buy it" The story of the 20th century.
Studio Papa (2 месяца назад)
George Andraos (2 месяца назад)
She's so funny no one was laughing
Hasindu Dilshan (2 месяца назад)
Simone Giertz, you are the wonder-woman! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lenne Float (2 месяца назад)
Simone help me i have a 71 in math and its end of marking period. Im really not sure whats gonna make any of my performance anxiety go away because my grades totally arent helping
Momma O (2 месяца назад)
so funny, l loved it and just subbed!
Michael Skinner (2 месяца назад)
That's hard work and dedication👌. Remember, even in your failures, you inspire others... If I could give you a hug, I would...
Jackie Zhang (2 месяца назад)
Strike for process not perfection (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡
radical adequacy (2 месяца назад)
the best person

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