A TED talk to think about this weekend.
In this short (7 min) video Juan Enriquez asks the question:
What happens if Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, cell phone, GPS, Foursquare, Yelp, Travel Advisor, all these things you deal with ever day, turn out to be electronic tattoos? And what if they provide as much information about who and what you are as any tattoo would?
Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
I’ve written a number of times here about information overload, information addiction and information management. Here are a few of the more popular ones:
In this TED talk JP Rangaswami thinks about the parallels between food cultivation, preparation and consumption and information cultivation, preparation and consumption:
JP Rangaswami: Information is food
Now there’s some food for thought!
Some ramblings that come to mind:
- I too am someone who’s waist is larger than it should be because my food diet isn’t what it should be. I heavily suspect that my information diet is likewise on the over-eating side of things. There’s probably a more healthy information diet somewhere that I should be following.
- Although, the thought that there may, one day, be the equivalent of the grapefruit diet for information workers makes me shudder.
- I snack more when I work from home because the kitchen is very close. The information kitchen is getting close to being everywhere which is why we are finding it increasingly difficult to stop snacking.
- I like the creative process of cooking, but I’m no master-chef. Pulling together different pieces of information to create something is really rewarding, but the things I see other people doing amazes me.
- I quite like fish and chips, it’s not the most healthy food, but it’s very enjoyable. There are some people that I follow on twitter who are like fish and chips.
- If exercise helps the body to burn food energy, what is it that helps the brain burn information energy?
How would you answer JP Rangaswami’s question: "If you began to think of all the information that you consume the way you think of food, what would you do differently?"
This is a week of returns, a return to TED and the return of Marco Tempest. This time Marco is telling the story of Nikola Tesla:
Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla
In a follow-up to here very popular TED talk on vulnerability Brene Brown talks about the impact of that first talk and the power of shame.
In talking about the impact of the initial talk she talks about requests from the business community to go and speak, but not to speak about vulnerability to talk about innovation, creativity and change, it’s then that she uses these words:
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change”
How true those words are.
Brene Brown: Listening to Shame
Kevin Allocca has a job that I’m sure would be a dream job for many young people, it requires him to spend his life watching videos on YouTube where his is the trends manager.
"Any one of you can be famous on the Internet by next Saturday"
Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral
The first video that Kevin highlights is this one, and if you want something to make you smile in a morning this is all of it:
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