# Stephen Wolfram’s TED Talk: Computation Is Destined to Be the Defining Idea of Our Future

We use this blog as a vehicle to highlight many of our big ideas and discoveries. Today we’re pleased to share with you Stephen Wolfram‘s talk from the 2010 TED Conference in Long Beach, California, where he talked about the tools and methods he’s spent the last 30 years developing in his quest to explore computational knowledge.

TED, an organization devoted to bringing together the technology, entertainment, and design industries’ most innovative thinkers to present “Ideas Worth Sharing”, recently shared Stephen’s ideas with the world as a “TED Talk of the Day”. In the signature 18-minute video, Stephen discusses how his lifelong scientific pursuits led to the development of *Mathematica*, *A New Kind of Science*, and the computational knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha. He continues, asking new questions and proposing a fourth project—discovering our physical universe through our computational universe.

“Will we find the whole of physics? I don’t know for sure. But I think at this point it’s sort of almost embarrassing not to at least try.” —Stephen Wolfram

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This is the most impressive TED talk I have ever seen.. It’s absolutely brilliant! I did not realize that somebody was actually trying to do something this insane. Bravo! I will forever use this website, and tell everybody I know about it.

An amazing talk! Just makes you stop doing pointless things and use that time on exploring the universe..

Mr Wolfram is a ture visionary; I was awestruck and inspired not only by his eloquent delivery but by the fascinating new way he proposes of theorizing Science. Asuming “Singularit”; its just a matter of time until his models have unfathomable consequences.

Where can I find out more about Wolfram’s search for our universe in the computational one?

What a great Ted TED Talk. I enjoyed the complete 20 minutes. Thanks a lot for showing this video.

I saw the talk on TED and decided to visit the blog as well. Truly amazing data management in real time! I was very impressed and encouraged others to view and visit as well. Thank you for sharing.

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Meh. What’s kind of new is not science, and what’s kind of science is not new.

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