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Live Q&A today at 3:30 Eastern: How is the developing brain of a child like the emerging global brain of the Internet?

"The Internet, like the developing brain of a child, is in a rapid phase of growth and change. This means that just as we must be mindful in how we nurture our children's minds, we must also pay careful attention to how we develop our global brain."

In conjunction with her TED Book, author and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has put together an excellent short film explaining her fascinating ideas about how brain development in kids parallels the development of the Internet.

You can watch the 10 minute film here: http://youtu.be/zLp-edwiGUU

And then read the book:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A30S24S
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/brain-power/id576233926?ls=1

And here's an article in the Harvard Business Review about the project:

Author Tiffany Shlain ( http://www.ted.com/profiles/91428 ) will be joining us here for a one-hour Q&A Tuesday, December 4th, from 3:30-4:30pm. Mark your calendars!


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    Dec 4 2012: We've also been fortunate enough to chat with Sherry Turkle and Howard Rheingold here on TED Conversations, both of whom are mentioned in your book. Do the three of you ever get together, and if so, what do you talk about? And do you keep your phones switched off? ;)
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      Dec 4 2012: Actually we do. Howard is a dear friend and mentor. We take walks in the hills of Mill Valley together and talk about this stuff. Sherry is fantastic too. Sherry and I talk about unplugging. One of these days we want to co-author something together.

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