Writer Clay Shirky talks about how the pooling of ideas & contributions online has led to innovative new ways of sharing and spreading information vital to the community. This is what Clay calls "Cognitive Surplus", the collective effort of people who create and contribute online. He firmly believes that the trillion hours of free time that the world's population is capable of offering towards the Cognitive Surplus is the key to building a more cooperative world.


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