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."
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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.😁
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
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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..
I've reinvented my life - took me longer than her to figure that out! I'm carving out a niche for myself inventing >VERY< useful things. See http://PrepNserve.com It has been a long haul but once you realize it is the journey and it's supposed to be fun, it all flows better. She has some hilarious videos (the vegetable cutter would work well with my product! One container could hold all the digits she cuts off). Performance anxiety? Nope! She totally overcame that!
+Studio Papa its called being polite my guy. Unless its your friends (if you have any) in which they dont give a care if you laugh or not, you should at least give a chuckle even if its not that funny if its an acquaintance or someone not as important. How would you like it if you thought of an original joke that you are pretty proud of and you tell a large group of people and everyone doesnt care and stays silent
The logic of striving for failure: If your goal is failure, every time you fail, you succeed in your objective and, if you fail in your objective, it's because you inadvertently succeeded. You can't lose
I really appreciate anyone actually trying and building something. No matter how simple it may seem. And sharing the anthusiasm and the spirit of designing and building. Thing doesn't always work as you may have thought or expected, that's why you have to build, to truly understand.
I think the word "useless" in the title is a reflection of humility, because what she builds are NOT useless.
You wanna see something truly useless? The "free-energy" thingy that some people build and demonstrate on YouTube, that is useless, worse than useless actually, because of the dishonest and the deception.
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