Three Big Ideas

Three Big Ideas

Daniel Levitin [ Attention Economy ] I want to talk about three big ideas, and then I’d be happy to take some questions. The three big ideas are multitasking, brain extenders, and decision making in the age of information overload. But first, I’ll give you a little glimpse into why I wrote the book. Neuroscientists in the last 10 years have learned quite

Tokens to Tablets

Tokens to Tablets

Ivars Peterson [ Web 3.0 ] We learn to count at such an early age that we tend to take the notion of abstract numbers for granted. We know the word “two” and the symbol “2” express a quantity that we can attach to apples, oranges, or any other object. We readily forget the mental leap required to go from counting specific things

Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ Machine Learning 18:20 ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system

Competitive Access

Competitive Access

  Bill Moyers & Susan Crawford [ Fiber 25:35 ] You’ve heard me before quote one of my mentors who told his students that news is what people want to keep hidden –everything else is publicity. That’s why two books are rattling the cages of powerful people who would rather you not read them. Here’s the first one – Captive Audience: the telecom

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Derek Cabrera [ Attention Economy ] There’s a lot of talk recently about the 21st century skills or 21st century thinking. What do we need to know in the 21st century? It strikes me that we may be a bit behind schedule — given that we’re in the 21st century right now and that those kinds of skills take tremendous amount of time

Economic Reality

Economic Reality

Tim Jackson [ Innovation Economics 20:15 ] I want to talk to you today about prosperity, about our hopes for a shared and lasting prosperity. And not just us, but the two billion people worldwide who are still chronically undernourished. And hope actually is at the heart of this. In fact, the Latin word for hope is at the heart of the word