Can we make an analogy between the human brain and the Internet?
BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children’s brains from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington’s I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls “Cloud Filmmaking,” Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world.
Here is an intereting TED video about the future of tehnology and the four principles for the open world.
More informations about Don Tapscott can be found at his TED Speaker Profile :
Don Tapscott takes a farseeing look at our digital, connected, hypercollaborative world. He’s the chair of Moxie Insight and has written 14 books about aspects of this new world, helping readers understand where the world is heading as our civilization fundamentally reshapes itself. In 1995, his book The Digital Economy was among the first to show how the internet would change the way we did business; in 2000, he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital.
In his most recent works, he thinks deeply about newly possible collaboration “on an astronomical scale.” As the Industrial Age comes to an end, all our institutions are challenged (state, corporations, schools), he argues–and suggests that we need to reboot and reinvent civilization.
And one last thing :
Don Tapscott can see the future coming … and works to identify the new concepts we need to understand in a world transformed by the Internet.