Problem Solving3/05/2009 01:10:00 am
For two years now I've been thinking that the solutions to the world's present and future problems will be found in the interstices between the disciplines rather than any one discipline. I foresee a time when Nobel Prizes will be shared by people who work in the arts and the sciences; a musician and a biologist or an artist and a mathematician. So along comes these two TED talks given by two different scientists from two geographically distant places exploring incredibly complex and difficult problems and finding solutions in the interstices between their own field of study and a host of others.
Like William Gibson said: "The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed." Yet.
A powerful argument for the importance of learning collaboration.