Spend Your Cognitive Surplus for Humanity
Previously during our first book discussion, we reviewed the Nature of Despotism by al Kawakibi. This time we chose Cognitive Surplus Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky.
In this book, Shirky talks about how much free time do we have. Due to technological globalisation and internet of things, estimately we have about 1 trillion hours of ‘cognitive surplus’ or discretionary time per year. This cognitive surplus is a powerful new resource that can transform the world.
I strongly recommend to read this book and Here Comes Everybody by Shirky. If possible to explore another brilliant pieces on the same subject, The Silent Intelligence by Daniel Kellmereit and Daniel Obodovski on the history, trends, technology ecosystem and future of Connected Cities, Connected Homes, Connected Health and Connected Cars as well as the Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee about the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy.
Leaders are readers….