- Government 2.0: Five Predictions for 2010-12 – O’Reilly Radar – Mark Drapeau shares his predictions for trends in Government 2.0.
- Portrait of a Multitasking Mind: Scientific American – My tirade agains multitasking continues: From the article: "New research by EyalOphir, Clifford Nass, and Anthony D. Wagner at Stanford University suggests that people who multitask suffer from a problem: weaker self-control ability."
- How the iPhone Could Reboot Education | Gadget Lab | Wired.com – A private university in Texas completes the first year of a pilot program in which it hands out free iPhones and iPod Touch devices to its entire freshman class. The goal is to see if, and how, the iPhone can reinvent education.
Posts Tagged evolution
- The ‘wisdom of crowds’ loses steam | The Open Road – CNET News – Matt Asay shares a collection of evidence that the "crowdsourcing" revolution may be settling into traditional models. From the article: "Despite countless articles extolling the virtues and seeming omnipotence of "community" over the past several years, the technology industry seems to be settling back into old habits: Command and control."
- The Science of Success – The Atlantic (December 2009) – A fascinating article on the "Orchid Child Hypothesis" that impacts evolution, nature v. nurture (or should we say nature + nurture), and parenting. From the article: "Most of us have genes that make us as hardy as dandelions: able to take root and survive almost anywhere. A few of us, however, are more like the orchid: fragile and fickle, but capable of blooming spectacularly if given greenhouse care. So holds a provocative new theory of genetics, which asserts that the very genes that give us the most trouble as a species, causing behaviors that are self-destructive and antisocial, also underlie humankind’s phenomenal adaptability and evolutionary success. With a bad environment and poor parenting, orchid children can end up depressed, drug-addicted, or in jail—but with the right environment and good parenting, they can grow up to be society’s most creative, successful, and happy people."