I mentioned Clay Shirky’s concept of “cognitive surplus” in my own TEDx here. If you’re not familiar with the concept and what it will mean for the future, check out this video.
One of the reasons why I advocate for citizen science is that I want more people to be comfortable with science and technology. I also hope that by getting involved, people will come to understand the science behind the project they commit to. This talk by Michael Specter discusses why science denialism is a dangerous problem in modern society.
Check it out: The danger of science denial.