Where Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson is an American science writer. He made a short video summarizing his new book “Where Good Ideas Come From.”
Watch the video HERE and WRITE DOWN all of the answers and BRING THEM TO CLASS. But answer just one in the comments.
1. What’s the difference between a “breakthrough idea” and a “hunch”?
2. Who invented the Internet and how long did it take him to get the idea?
3. Why did so many ideas come from coffee houses and salons?
4. What kinds of things is the Internet doing to our brains?
5. What is the great driver of technological and scientific innovation?
6. What does this mean: “Chance favors the connected mind”?
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About mattsclass

Teacher of English as a foreign language in Tokyo

21 responses to “Where Ideas Come From

  1. Taro M4

    Q2

    Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet.
    It took him 10 years to get the full idea

  2. Yuki Th5

    Q3

    Because coffee houses and salons are places where ideas could mingle, or swap.

  3. Kanako Th5

    With Internet, we are getting overwhelmed and always connected multi-tasking lifestle, and it leads to less sophisticated thought.

  4. Marie Th5

    Q3

    Because rich and well-educated people discuss various topics while having coffee.

  5. Mayuko Th5

    Q3

    Because they created a space where ideas could mingle, swap & create new forms.

  6. Kyoko Th5

    Q3

    Because they created a space where ideas cloud, mingle, swap and create forms.

  7. Marie Th5

    Oops…

    Q3
    Because they created a space where ideas could mingle, swap & create new forms.

  8. Shiori M5

    Q2 Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet and it took him ten years to get the full vision.

  9. Tomomi M5

    Q2
    Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet and it took him ten years to get the full idea.

    • Maho M4

      Q5
      The great driver of technological and scientific innovation is the historic increase in connectivity and our ability to reach out and exchange ideas with other people, and to borrow other people’s hunches and combine them with our hunches and turn them into something new.

  10. Kae M5

    Q2 Tim Berners-Lee invented it.
    It took him ten years.

  11. Toko M4

    Q2

    Tim Berners-Lee

    10years

  12. Shun M5

    Q5
    historic increase in connectivity

  13. Jay M4/M5

    Q.2

    Tim Berners Lee invented the Internet and it took him 10 years to get the idea.

    See u all tomorrow! 🙂

  14. Konomi M5

    it makes us overwhelmed because of the multi-task lifestyles we are always connected to. and it leads us to less sophisticated thoughts.

  15. M4 Sotaro

    Q2

    Tim Berners-Lee did, and it took him 10 years.

  16. Shihiko M5

    Q2

    Tim Berners-Lee invented it, and it took him ten years.

  17. Takuya M5

    Q3
    Because the coffee houses and salons is a place where ideas can mingle, swap, and create new form.

  18. misato M5

    Question3

    Because coffee houses and salons played the role for people to combine or exchange each other’s ideas and create new ones.

  19. nanako M5

    Q2 Who:Tim Berners Lee
    How many years:10years

  20. Momo M4

    Tim Berners Lee invented the internet.
    It took him ten years to get the idea.

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