2011 : WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY'S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?

[ print ]

Founder, TED Conference; eg Conference; TEDMED Conferences; Architect, Cartographer; Author, Information Architects
Objects of Understanding and Communication

THE WAKING DREAM I HAVE FOR MY TOOLKIT IS ONE FILLED WITH OBJECTS OF UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATION.

THE TOOLS IN MY TOOLBOX RESPOND TO ME. THEY NOD WHEN I TALK, GIVE ME EVIDENCE OF ME, AND SUGGEST SECONDARY AND TERTIARY JOURNEYS THAT EXTEND MY CURIOSITIES.

THIS TOOLKIT IS WOVEN OF THREADS OF IGNORANCE AND STITCHES OF QUESTIONS THAT INVITE KNOWLEDGE IN.

IN THIS WEAVE ARE MAPS AND PATTERNS WITH ENOUGH STITCHES TO ALLOW ME TO MAKE THE CHOICE, AS I WISH, TO ADD A TINY DROP OF SUPERGLUE.

I WANT AN iPHONE / iPAD / iMAC THAT NODS.


THE FIRST MOVIES ARCHIVED STAGE SHOWS.

THE iPAD AND KINDLE ARCHIVE MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS AND BOOKS.

I WANT A NEW MODALITY WITH WHICH I CAN CONVERSE AT DIFFERING LEVELS OF COMPLEXITY, IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND WHICH UNDERSTANDS THE NUANCE OF MY QUESTIONS.

I WANT HELP FLYING THROUGH MY WAKING DREAMS CONNECTING THE THREADS OF THESE EPIPHANIES.

I BELIEVE WE ARE AT THIS CUSP.

A FIRST TOE IN THE WARM BATH OF THIS NEW MODALITY.