Minds for Sale

By Jonathan Zittrain

Posted on March 4, 2010


Cloud computing is not just for computing anymore: you can now find as much mindshare as you can afford out in the cloud, too.  A new range of projects is making the application of human brainpower as purchasable and fungible as additional server rackspace.

What are some of the issues arising as armies of thinkers are recruited by the thousands and millions?  A fascinating (and non-scare-mongering) view is offered of a future in which nearly any mental act can be bought and sold.

This video was taken February 22, 2010 when the Harvard Alumni Association and the Berkman Center presented an evening discussion with Jonathan Zittrain. Professor Zittrain, of Harvard Law School and Co-Founder of the Berkman Center, offered some updates to last year's provocative "Minds for Sale" talk.


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