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Tim Urban
Timothy Joseph Urban (born May 1, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actor who was the seventh place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Urban's debut album and EP titled Heart of Me was released on November 8, 2010 through iTunes.
Tim Urban: On The Road to Superintelligence
51 minutes
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Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. Urban has previously written long form posts on The Road to Superintelligence, and his recent TED talk has more than 6 million views. Tim speaks to his blog Wait but Why and his writing on the impact of artificial intelligence.
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
14 minutes
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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
Tim Urban: On How to Unlock The Power of Original Thinking
82 minutes
MY LIST
Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. Urban has previously written long form posts on The Road to Superintelligence, and his recent TED talk has more than 6 million views. Tim speaks to his blog Wait but Why and his writing on the impact of artificial intelligence.