Social Surplus

Clay Shirky’s article on our society’s surplus of cognitive thought is a really great read. ( via @om) It really helps you take a step back and remind you that we are really at the start of (and part of) a great transformation in our society.

[If] you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project–every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in–that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought.

I recommend watching the video over on It’s truely fantastic.