Thinking Fast

Thinking Fast

Nicholas Carr [ Attention Economy ] I started writing about technology about 15 years ago or so, more or less the same time that Google appeared on the scene. And I think it was good timing for Google. And it was also good timing for me, because there’s been plenty, obviously, to write about. And like, I think, most technology writers, I started

Organized Mind

Organized Mind

Daniel Levitin [ Attention Economy ] Information and Conscientious Organization. We humans have a long history of pursuing neural enhancement—ways to improve the brains that evolution gave us. We train them to become more dependable and efficient allies in help­ing us to achieve our goals. Law schools, business schools, and medical schools, music conservatories and athletic programs, all strive to harness the latent

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 John McWhorter [ Attention Economy ] We always hear that texting is a scourge. The idea is that texting spells the decline and fall of any kind of serious literacy, or at least writing ability, among young people in the United States and now the whole world today. The fact of the matter is that it just isn’t true, and it’s easy

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

Delay

Delay

Frank Partnoy [ Attention Economy ] ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible moment. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Peter Gorges

Foer’s Google

Foer’s Google

Joshua Foer  [ Attention Economy ] Given that this is such an intimate setting I think I would like to maybe chat briefly and then have a kind of conversation with you guys about a theme, a subject, that is almost like this thread that goes through my book, Moonwalking With Einstein which is the relationship between knowledge and wisdom, between memory and