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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Ectype

ECTYPE:  a copy from an original: an imitation or reproduction (such as an impression of a seal) a. something in the world of external reality as distinguished from its eternal and ideal archetype or prototype b. Lockeanism: an idea or impression more or less corresponding to some external reality source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary 

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