How School Makes Kids Less Why I Don’t Use A Smart Phone | Ann Makosinski 1 day ago   08:44

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Eddy Zhong, successful technology entrepreneur, dives into the truth behind our K-12 education system. Eddy strongly believes that the education system diminishes creativity and confines children to a certain path towards success. He contends that kids are taught to believe college is a necessary step in life and that it is mandatory to achieve one's goals. His talk challenges the commonly held beliefs of our entire education structure. Eddy is the founder of Leangap, a summer program that helps high school students start their own companies

Eddy is an aspiring technology entrepreneur and the founder of Blanc, a smart-watch company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His ideas have been featured in numerous publications and he is passionate about empowering youth to think differently. Eddy is the founder of Leangap, a summer program that helps high school students start their own companies

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Stupid person with a last name
1 word: VSAUCE
i saw the title and i was like
People taught to laugh at things that were only funny
Same lol
Ceci Matos
2:01 dude looks so disillusioned
Ceci Matos
Immediately clicked
Maciek Krefft
Oh a guy from Poland?😀
Poland is my city😂
Akta Rawt
No no, every students want to hear that!
From watching Political Videos from the likes of Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, Hunter Avallone, and other conservative people and outlets, made me actually realize how the political socialism Left is a problem to our country and the state I live in (Cali). Actually reading, seeing, listening facts displayed from those on Right and witnessing the terrible actions, laws, and lies of the Left, made me strongly change my political views. I actually learn more from watching those who influence me, compared to what the schools teach me.
As a kid, I wanted to be a lot of things, like being a lego building developer because build legos were interesting and made my mind creative, an engineer because of the tech and innovations, and other careers. As soon as I got older my mind got less and less creative because of the school system making a straight path (HS dipolma-> college diploma-> steady career from what you learned.). This mindset can ruin the many and not for the few. Everyone has a different mindset and for those who want to be who they are, aren't always getting a chance because of the pressure of school systems and parent influence.
I might go into Politics, but the pressure to getting a stable life after college might make me go into that pressured path.
Arjun Gupta
2:01 "you're not the only asian kid who doesn't understand math bro".
Mercutio Escalus
I think I’ve learned more science and math from comics than from school
Of course the Asian is talking about school
tae kookie
lmaoo i thought i was the only asian kid who doesn't understand or be good in math
K. Vijay Kumar
I bet,still American bully people checking his accent here
kyle dunne
This audience is awful
George Zakhia
When you're the only person who actually enjoys school
Rob Carey
The bio is exactly my mindset!!!
Maryam Hassan
“No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world has told them to do”
Totally agreed!
I’m gonna be 22 years old and still don’t have anything to do and don’t have a job either to make my living
I’m still depending on my brothers... and i hate that!
I hope this will change for the new generations.
Maryam Hassan
2:02 why is he so serious? At least show a Little smile
School should be banned or at least homework because when we get home your supost to relax from a big day at school or do your own thing not more school work which should ONLY be done at school.
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Why I Don’t Use A Smart Phone | Ann Makosinski How School Makes Kids Less 1 day ago   11:58

Imagine all the things you can do…off of your phone. Parents be warned.

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Ann Makosinski is an 18 year-old student, innovator and entrepreneur. Her first toy was a box of transistors. From there, her interest in science and creating arose. One of her friends in the Philippines got a failing grade because she didn't have any electricity or light to study with at night. As a potential solution, Ann invented a flashlight that ran off the heat of the human hand - the Hollow Flashlight. The invention won her age category at the 2013 Google Science Fair, as well as numerous awards at the Intel Science and Engineering Fair. She appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was named one of TIMES 30 Under 30. Ann hopes to manufacture her flashlight, bringing the invention to developing countries and including them in emergency kits. Ann also invented the eDrink - a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your hot drink and converts it into electricity to charge a phone. Ann debuted the eDrink this October on her second appearance on the Tonight Show.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at