Ponder. Conspire. Digitize.

Can we clone late-night chats with best friends, naughty sexting with a new boy, or political debates with family members over the dinner table?

Are bots being designed to be polite? (AGH!!! so many questions!!)

Watch: 10 ways to have a better conversation with Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”