The World's Cognitive Surplus
Clay Shirky Keynotes - The Clay Shirky keynotes give valuable insight into the development of Internet technologies and how...
Clay Shirky attributes cognitive surplus as the reason why this small idea that originally emerged in Africa has been deployed all over the world. Shirky describes cognitive surplus as the ability of the world's populations to volunteer, collaborate and contribute to global projects using the Internet. As more and more individuals gain access to the Internet and become more willing to create and share information, the world becomes more informed and connected, creating a beneficial environment for everyone.