Author Archives: Innovation Excellence

Is Social Media Unhealthy?

A Harvard University study revealed that during self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens. This region is important in the development of addictions -- it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs. Self-disclosure activates the same part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure -- the same pleasure we get from having sex, eating food, and receiving money.

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Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption

Welcome to Deloitte’s fifth annual Technology Trends report. Each year, they study the ever-evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government, and society. Once again, they’ve selected 10 topics that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months.

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BEST OF TED: Could Future Devices Read Images From Our Brains?

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mind-blowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.

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Infographic – Innovation Rankings – USA and the Rest of the World

Innovation is said to be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity. Vaccinations and sanitation throughout the world have saved millions of lives in the last century. Inventions and technology have fostered increases in industry and productivity that have changed the face of our cities and infrastructures. But what makes a one country more favorable than another?

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