For all of the incredible doors the web has opened for the world, it's also overwhelmed us with an amount of content that we'll never be able to absorb. The curated web is an important next step to provide people with the ideas and information they are looking for.
I used to think I could manage my own often-interrupted life by "multitasking." But except for things like walking and chewing gum, multitasking is a myth. When it comes to cognitive tasks, our brains aren't really capable of competently doing more than one thing at a time.
What possibilities will we see, what wonders, what dangers, when we live in a world when it's as easy/cheap to manufacture a computing device as it is to print a picture? When we live in a world of a trillion nodes?
You may notice that your attention span has shortened when it comes to, for example, reading a newspaper or magazine article (how many of you skip an article that is longer than two pages?), and while performing tasks at work.
If you ask most people what they want the most for themselves the vast majority would say "happiness." So why do so many people spend every moment watching and reading things that are designed to make us angry or afraid?
he new tools of our age are changing media as we know it, making it much more user-directed and transparent. But while there are many benefits to these new technologies ... happiness is something else.
to address the numerous challenges of our age, the various groups in our world -- the techies with their gadgets, the wisdom folks with their practices, the activists with their campaigns -- need to come together.
Will we live at the mercy of our gadgets, caught in information overload and addiction, or will we engage creatively and effectively with the technologies of our age and live what we may call Wisdom 2.0?