How do you pick the 10 thinkers in the world whose ideas are making the biggest ripples? It's a task sort of akin to asking: which are the 10 most beautiful flowers in a meadow? Luckily, we don't have to answer this intimidating question. Because CNN is all over it.
Today, CNN Tech published "The CNN 10: Thinkers," a look at the 10 science and technology "visionaries whose ideas are shaping our future." And since seven of the people on the list have given TED Talks, boiling down their very big ideas into 18 riveting minutes, we thought we'd share those talks below.