While human brain size has remained largely the same for the last few centuries, we have massively accelerated the way we collect and consume information. Speaking at a recent Techonomy conference, Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, said, “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of man through 2003.” This rapid expansion of available information has both welcome and unwelcome consequences. We are better informed today than probably ever before, but the sheer amount of facts, figures, and opinions that constantly bombard us can be overwhelming.

Similarly, technology seems to be ever expanding. Consider that, before long, your work headquarters will likely have robots on staff. ...

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