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David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity

At Goldman Sachs' Builders + Innovators Summit, Stanford University neuroscientist David Eagleman discusses why the power of the human brain makes the human species so unique – it has to do with human creativity. 

On the convergence of creativity and technology: “I think that human creativity is actually going to be the thing that becomes the most important thing for the next generation. In other words, we went from a manufacturing economy into something like an information economy now, but as computers become better and better at accumulating and digesting huge amounts of information, I think we’re moving towards a creativity economy, where it’s that extra human thing that computers are already doing really well. That’s the part that we’re going to thrive in.”