All ears? Outsourcing the cognitive load


One of the brilliant things about our super social species is our ability not just to learn from other people but to outsource the cognitive load to those around us (and those around them and out on beyond). We use the brains, the memories, the feelings, the perceptions and the know-how of others all fo the time.

Great talk yesterday at top Creative Social Sessions by Bertolt Meyer about how technology is increasingly enhancing our human nature and some of the dilemmas this introduces…

Here's a great little example of how technology is helping enhance and stretch our natural abilities. Is this a social-media enabled prosthetic?