This was a statement by GS in Friday’s Ustream session. I’m not sure about this. I’ll have to think about it. Can being connected really be equated to intelligence in this way. I can see that ‘if i’m well connected I have access to more information’ follows, but does this necessarily lead to more intelligence. I think this statement needs lots of qualifying.
The discussion went on to consider how in today’s world there will be no more ‘Isaac Newtons’. The thinking shared on the Ustream session was that there is too much information and everything is changing too fast for there to be individual genius. Knowledge is now produced by collaborative and cooperative effort.
Are we saying that there are no modern day geniuses? Only the test of time will tell.