Saturday, June 13, 2009

To innovate, connect.

"Successful innovation depends less on how smart you are than how connected you are."

That is the finding of a new study from University College London. They find that the sharpest bursts of innovation in history occurred when population density and migration reached a certain critical level. The advent of the internet and social networking tools to some extent enables a form of virtual density that can partial substitute for physical density.

Recommended reading.

Photo: iStock Photo via Science Magazine.