Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Cowen, over the past two centuries the US economy has enjoyed lots of low-hanging fruit , including a vast, resource rich land, waves of immigrant labor, access to education and the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, e.g., railroads, cars, electricity, telephones, chemicals, steel, and so on. With the pace of technological change making heads spin, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever,” it points out.

It is mind control but not as we know it

Mind Hacks

Electrical signals from his scalp were recorded using a technology called EEG and processed by a computer. EEG recording is a very well established technology, and takes advantage of the fact that the cells of our brain operate by passing around electrochemical signals which can be read from the surface of the scalp with simple electrodes. The Headlines. The Independent: First ever human brain-to-brain interface successfully tested.

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth Kanter

David comes to this work from a background in the education and educational technology field and he’s on fire! I was lucky enough to walk the DISH with David last week and he shared a few books and resources about improvisation, plus one that I plucked from his Twitter stream. This post follows yesterday’s post about networked leadership skills.

3 ways to boost your curiosity and refresh your outlook | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Technology (7). He’s guts and pluck and a whole lot more. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their three children. More about Dan.

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Doc Searls Weblog · KFI’s tower closer to going back up

Doc Searls

I remember one of my instructors warning me about the dangers of the tower and how we pilots should do everything possible to avoid the thin steel monster waiting to pluck out fragile aluminum birds from the sky.

Pluck 130 The Numbers Game

Steven Berlin Johnson

Had Ruth played today (and had the same access to technology as Bonds), the writer figures he would have hit over 900 home runs. When we talk about Bonds playing in 1928, say, are we talking about the modern Bonds, who has had access to modern, sophisticated medicine and technology, or are we talking about Bonds as if he grew up in the 1930s? Forget about technological advances, like Tommy John and Lasik.

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