Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson on where ideas come from.

Despite instances of knowledge being ignored or suppressed, we are a society that wants to appreciate good ideas.  While individual genius is often given credit for monumental changes in understanding, the reality is that novel ideas are born from environments consisting of networks of pre-existing ideas.  From this perspective, it’s no coincidence that like-minded ideas and inventions have often come to fruition at similar times, from minds that seemingly have no connection to each other.  With the intent of doing our part to spread ideas about ideas, we pass along to you this article from Wired Magazine, bringing together Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson to discuss where ideas come from.

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