TED Talks: J.J. Abrams and the Mystery Box

PHOTO: J.J. Abrams is seen speaking at TED 2007 in this undated file photo.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. At the TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to share a brilliant idea -- in 18 minutes. These talks are made available free online at TED.com.

ABC News is taking a deeper look into the remarkable work of TED speakers and their ideas, and features playlists of great TED Talks on ABCNews.com.

J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that's evident in his films and TV shows, including "Cloverfield," "Lost" and "Star Trek" -- back to its magical beginnings.

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