What We Can Learn From The Curious Boy Who Just Went Deeper Than Any Person on Earth Has Before

By  · Published on March 28th, 2012

In 1989, James Cameron explored the fictional deep in The Abyss, and when he dove nearly 7 miles into the Mariana Trench, he unfortunately didn’t meet any gooey alien-like beings, but he did beat a solo dive record and figuratively witnessed a different world inside our own.

But hasn’t that always been the job of a good storyteller? To witness and share other worlds within our own?

Cameron is a visionary storyteller, and we have a lot to learn from him even as we enjoy his movies. Here is his TED Talk from 2010 where he discusses his unreal worlds and his limitless curiosity – something that seems incredibly relevant right now.

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