A brain revolution...
Currently in America, as well as around the world, there is a change taking place that has actually been going on for longer then we think. Information age to conceptual age, as author Daniel Pink writes. Software has been replacing the human brain, being able to complete linear and sequential tasks faster and more efficiently. This has led to large companies outsourcing this work to other countries, mainly Asia where there are thousands of people who are able to complete these routine tasks for cheaper pay.
How does this “brain revolution” impact us today?
In many professions, what used to matter most was the left-brain jobs - jobs that required sequential, linear, and routine types of thinking. In this new age, jobs that require right-brain thinking are what we need. We are pushed to find or invent jobs that are hard to outsource and automate. But this doesn’t just apply to jobs; it even applies to school. Our way of teaching needs to evolve and allow for growth and development of both sides of the brain. We must find ways to incorporate activities that exercise both sides into everyday life. The right-brain way of thinking will flourish in this new age. So, say hello to design, symphony, and meaning!
This is our brain revolution.