In the coming century we will accomplish more together as a people than the preceding million years put together, and chart out a new course for the human race. This future that we are imagining for ourselves is so different that it’s completely disconnected from our current way of life. These are the ten mega trends that will be shaping our world, and defining the new social normal. Imagination decides everything.
Multitasking. What did you think of when you read that word? Something you're expected to do, but hate? Or, maybe something you're proud that you can do? Check this out. Here's a round-up of research in a nicely-organized piece from FastCo about the long-term, detrimental effects of multitasking. Yeah. It sucks. Turns out, it's addictive and it's not even something that our brains were built to do. Worst of all, perhaps, is that all of this light-touch/multi-think work, or shallow tasking, is keeping us from the deep, demanding, heads-down cognitive tasks that creates great work. It's often self-imposed, and it makes us sad. Don't do it. Stop it. Now. Please. "These Are the Long-Term Effects of Multitasking" on FastCo
This Sunday on "Brain Games" (a show on Nat Geo), host Jason Silva will explore something he's calling "The God Brain", the possibility that believing in God may be "hardwired" in our brains. Apart from being dinner party taboo, politically-charged, and intensely personal, this is a mysterious and complex subject. And, here's a guy who's taking a scientific approach to learning the potential connection between the physical and the spiritual. Check out the Nat Geo write-up below and maybe tune your DVR to the show on Sunday. "The God Brain — Is Religion Hardwired or Learned?"