Clay Shirky On Cognitive Surplus, And How It Will Change The World
The author speaks on the power of collective intelligence, and how to channel it towards design for good, and how to encourage it.
Clay Shirky spoke at Cannes in June as part of a TED Talk, in which he expanded on the concept of ‘cognitive surplus’. Shirky explained the power of people’s collective intelligence, creativity, and efforts – or cognitive surplus – and its ability to benefit the greater, societal good. There were a few ideas and points that caught our attention from Shirky’s perspective:
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