I began reading Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age this morning, and the video above definitely made me even more excited about finishing the book.
Shirky says that “cognitive surplus” occurred in America after the war when our country had an abundance of extra free time as well as additional energy and intellect. Unfortunately, most people waste all of their free time watching television. Shirky says three questions really address cognitive surplus: 1) where do people find the time, 2) why do people find the time, and 3) what should we do with these resources and how should we best use these tools? Find out Shirky’s answers to these questions in his amazing video (above) and by reading his book.