when ideas have sex

Just a short quote of an very interesting talk

‘what we have done through specialization we have created the ability to do things that we don’t even understand’

Matt ridley walks through the history of innovation

simple said: ideas and materials need to be exchanged to increase prosperity. A simple circle to stimulate prosperity -> need connections –> enable exchange of ideas/ materials –> specialisation and improvement of individual skills –> save time –> increased prosperity

http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_ridley_when_ideas_have_sex.html