Books That Make You: Rising Cognition

Books That Make You: Rising Cognition

This Sunday on Books That Make You we’re talking about Books That Make You look at the evolution of civilization through the lens of rising cognition.

Humanity continues to evolve. Is it on an accelerating path of rising cognition? The Darwinian process of evolution has given way to a fast and directed cognitive evolution, driving our politics, economy, technology, sciences and arts., from the view point of our this Sunday’s guest.

According to Bar-Giora Goldberg, the world has become seen more and more like our idea – not just what we make of it but what we think of it. Indeed, our universe is now mostly virtual, make-believe. After a long history, we now find ourselves at the dawn of a new epoch that requires less materials, less physicality, one manifested by our cognition: The Age of Idea.

Goldberg is an American-Israeli scholar, author and entrepreneur. His book is called “The Mind Is Mightier.” He received his BSc and MSc from the Technion, Haifa; both in Electrical Engineering and Communication theory.

He co-founded two US venture-funded technology companies, in Communications and Imaging and published more than 25 US patents. Goldberg was also member of the engineering team that developed the pioneering Pillcam, the swallowable gastrointestinal capsule that transmits images of the digestive track, from the inside. Goldberg published a technical book with McGraw-Hill Company in 1995, titled: Digital Techniques in Digital Synthesis. Consequently, he had a teaching career (tech seminars), mostly in the US and Europe.

Goldberg’s lifelong interests were also in the area of History, Music and Architecture. His recent focus has been the subject of this book: the rise of Cognition and Complexity and the evolution of our perception of the world and the social order. Goldberg resides in San Diego, CA.

In this book, our intellectual History is presented as the evolution of our cognitive processes that are also growing in complexity. Science, the Arts, Technology, Law, Language, Politics and Economy are all becoming more complex. Though complexity is fraught with challenges, we are ultimately better for it.

Join Host Desiree Duffy and her guest Bar-Giora Goldberg Sunday July 18 at 8 or 11 pm eastern time on