Our unique ability to imagine collectively allows us to cooperate flexibly and in very large numbers – Yuval Noah Harari on Why Humans Control the World

“The real difference between humans and all other animals is not on the individual level; it’s on the collective level. Humans control the planet because they are the only animals that can cooperate both flexibly and in very large numbers. […] What enables us alone, of all the animals, to cooperate in such a way? The…

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What if the default for online participation were compassion?

What if the default for social media participation were compassion and intentionality instead of our tendencies for self-centredness? asks &yet Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Bray in her thought piece, Compassion by Default, for the latest issue of Offscreen Magazine. How might that change our experience of it? Would it allow us to “elevate the power of the collective, while minimizing the suffocating nature of the horde?”…

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