Left Brain vs Right Brain – Are You Becoming Obsolete?

by Dr. Bobbie Stevens on February 21, 2011

You probably heard about the experiment that was done on the Jeopardy TV show with a computer.  I believe they named it Watson.  Well, Watson beat all the human participants by a large margin.  And this is not the only discovery that has been made in the last few years about the abilities of computers.  There are now robots that are controlled by a computer that can perform surgery more efficiently and effectively than the highest trained surgeons.

What does this all mean?  Does it mean that we are now becoming obsolete?  It is my prediction that, within the next 50 years about 85% of all the jobs done by humans today will be done by computers.  Computers can retrieve information and calculate solutions much faster and more accurately than we can. Where does this leave us?  What will we do?  The one thing that we can do that computers cannot do is create. Computers can only work with the information that has been programmed into them, but they cannot come up with anything new.

Computers can be programmed to do everything that our left brain is capable of doing.  We have become so smart that we have designed machines that are smarter than we are if we are only looking at our left brain abilities.  And these left brain abilities are all most people have developed within themselves.  In fact most people were not even aware that we had other abilities until recently.

We now know that we have what we are now calling right brain abilities, and these abilities are creativity, innovation, the ability to see the big picture and understand complex systems including laws of nature and how they work.  However, this knowledge comes to us intuitively.

Our entire educational system is designed to develop our left brain abilities, like linear thinking, reason and logic, the ability to analyze information and come up with conclusions or solutions to problems.  Our educational system is bases on information.  We thought that if we had enough information we could figure out how to do most anything.  Well, now computers can be programmed with much more information that we have gained through our education and they are much more efficient with retrieving it, analyzing it and coming up with solutions than we are.  Has our left brain education been a loss?  No, we will still use it for running our lives, but we are now being forced to develop our other abilities if we want to be relevant and make a contribution in the future.

At this point in time, few people know how to develop right brain abilities.  We develop our left brain abilities through teaching and learning, and since we have been so left brain directed many people think that right brain abilities like intuition can be taught.

Right brain abilities are developed in a totally different way than left brain abilities.  Right brain abilities are a part of who we are and they must be discovered within ourselves.  Developing the right brain is an inner process, where developing the left brain in an outer process.

Many years ago I discovered a process for developing our right brain abilities and we have helped thousands of people develop these abilities over the last twenty something years. I have also written many articles on right brain development and you can see them by clicking here, Unlimitedfutures.org/category/rightbrain/

I have also written a book entitled Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want, which explains this process in detail and provides step-by-step guidelines for beginning the process of developing your right brain abilities.  I have also created a CD, DVD, Companion Workbook and our Personal Growth and Development Core Course, which is now on DVDs to help you.  You may get a free introductory session of this Core Course by clicking in the box on any page of our web site.

Once you start experiencing this growth process, we also provide courses that you can attend to accelerate this natural evolutionary process.

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