We humans are quite diverse and yet alike. All these diverse talents comes from our brain; the host of our mind and the source of our wisdom. However, we feel that forging us humans into a global society requires better usage of these diverse talents.
 
To achieve this goal, it is not enough to carry on the current state of cohabitation of talents on this planet. Something important is still missing.
 
Science and technology are the logical expression of our wisdom. As they grow more prominent in our society, their influence on our lives also grows.
 
Unfortunately, logical approach tends to create only visible solutions to visible problems. However, we have a power called intuition, the other expression of our wisdom to cover the invisible aspect. Sadly, the two talents, especially the world class logic and intuition are rarely shared in a single individual. Moreover, from a global point of view, means to manifest logical wisdom (Mega-Science and High-Technology) is concentrated on to limited regions of the globe, whereas intuitive wisdom could be applied worldwide.
 
Recent discoveries have given us a glimpse of the inner workings of our brain. Although, the scientists studying the brain say that their level of knowledge is still in the medieval era, it is believed that the source of our wisdom is based on the network in between different brain cells, not the presence of the brain cells themselves. In case of the Global Century, the advent of the Internet has began to overcome the separation of talents, making it possible for anyone to communicate with everyone, which was impossible before as a lot of tangible barriers hindered such a networking.
 
The Internet may be part of "the missing ingredient" and resembles to our brain network which will formulate the Global Century's wisdom. However, the Internet can only take the horse to the river.
 
Whether the horse wishes to drink at all is an entirely different question. Technology alone cannot overcome the mental barriers separating two talents. In case of the brain, "will" to live better come to play as it is the driving force for the networking. Equally, in case of the Global Century, the "tsu-shin" concept, proposed by the late Dr. Hajime Mitarai, promotes communication between hearts and minds, and may provide the rest of "the missing ingredient".
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Building the global century (session title)

Hirokazu Negishi   Canon R&D Japan / University of Essex

We humans are quite diverse and yet alike. All these diverse talents comes from our brain; the host of our mind and the source of our wisdom. However, we feel that forging us humans into a global society requires better usage of these diverse talents.
 
To achieve this goal, it is not enough to carry on the current state of cohabitation of talents on this planet. Something important is still missing.
 
Science and technology are the logical expression of our wisdom. As they grow more prominent in our society, their influence on our lives also grows.
 
Unfortunately, logical approach tends to create only visible solutions to visible problems. However, we have a power called intuition, the other expression of our wisdom to cover the invisible aspect. Sadly, the two talents, especially the world class logic and intuition are rarely shared in a single individual. Moreover, from a global point of view, means to manifest logical wisdom (Mega-Science and High-Technology) is concentrated on to limited regions of the globe, whereas intuitive wisdom could be applied worldwide.
 
Recent discoveries have given us a glimpse of the inner workings of our brain. Although, the scientists studying the brain say that their level of knowledge is still in the medieval era, it is believed that the source of our wisdom is based on the network in between different brain cells, not the presence of the brain cells themselves. In case of the Global Century, the advent of the Internet has began to overcome the separation of talents, making it possible for anyone to communicate with everyone, which was impossible before as a lot of tangible barriers hindered such a networking.
 
The Internet may be part of "the missing ingredient" and resembles to our brain network which will formulate the Global Century's wisdom. However, the Internet can only take the horse to the river.
 
Whether the horse wishes to drink at all is an entirely different question. Technology alone cannot overcome the mental barriers separating two talents. In case of the brain, "will" to live better come to play as it is the driving force for the networking. Equally, in case of the Global Century, the "tsu-shin" concept, proposed by the late Dr. Hajime Mitarai, promotes communication between hearts and minds, and may provide the rest of "the missing ingredient".

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