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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World: Where Do We Go From Here?

TEDTalks: Steven Berlin Johnson — Where Good Ideas Come From

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Berlin Johnson believes history tells a different tale. He’s the best-selling author of six books, including the aptly titled Where Good Ideas Come From, that explore the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience. In this fascinating TEDTalk, Johnson takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s slowly-developed hunch to today’s high-velocity Web.

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