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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:
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/11/how_the_internet_is_shaping_our.html

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: what are some of the policy and spiritual challenges raised by this book? is my brain undeveloped because I don't relate to this formal...it is more like a chat and I have had difficulty seeing if there is a developing thread
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      Dec 4 2012: Your brain is not underdeveloped :)*

      This is an unusual format for me too. but loving the interaction and questions.

      Highly recommend you download the book. It's all in threads in there:)*

      I feel like in Cinderella when the carriage is going to turn into a pumpkin in 1 minute! there is only 1 min left for this live Q & A.

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