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Presentation from 2012 Deepak Chopra Sages and Scientists about the linkages between connectivity and happiness. How to drive public policy to connect communities and create a global consciousness ...

Presentation from 2012 Deepak Chopra Sages and Scientists about the linkages between connectivity and happiness. How to drive public policy to connect communities and create a global consciousness through connected communities.

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The Currency of Connectivity The Currency of Connectivity Presentation Transcript

  • The Transformative Currency ofConnectivity
  • Credit: We Are Social
  • Credit: We Are Social
  • The new currency of global growthis the network and the networkhappiness effect
  • The Social Glue of OxytocinPaul Zak discovery that social networkingtriggers the release of oxytocin, a chemical inthe brain that heightens feelings oftrust, empathy and generosity similar to whenwe fall in love.
  • New England Journal of Medicine: The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and James H. Fowler, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2008; 358:2249-2258May 22, 2008
  • If I were the King of Bhutan and mymandate was happiness would Iconnect my country?
  • The correlation between happiness and connectivity
  • Bhutan caseYEAR Users Population % Pen. GDP p.c.*2000 500 812,184 0.0 % US$ N/A2007 30,000 812,184 3.7 % US$ 7672010 50,000 699,841 7.1 % US$ 2,042 Source: ITU
  • It is not the strongest of the speciesthat survives, nor the most intelligentthat survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin
  • Questions Erin Mote Principal The Verban Group erin@verbangroup.com