Ever wonder where good ideas like the internet or wearable blankets come from? Of course you have. Here’s one theory that comes with some compelling video work… quickest 4 minutes you’ll spend all week:
TED posted a longer version of Steve Johnson’s talk that fleshes out the historical importance of collaboration and idea incubation. He steps outside the frame of technology and focuses on creative inspiration and the problem-solving process itself. Pretty good stuff. Highlights include tangents on submarine warfare, Darwin, gravity, and the creative powers of alcohol versus caffeine.