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Accompany Howard Rheingold on a journey that explores the role of cooperation on the road toward evolutionary advancement. Rheingold, a “digital community leader,” asks whether peer-to-peer production may be the next step in the economic evolution. getAbstract recommends this talk to armchair anthropologists as well as corporate strategists.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How collective action and communication media co-evolved,
  • What studies of social dilemmas reveal about human cooperation, and
  • Why sharing is often in human self-interest.

About the Speaker

Howard Rheingold is a writer, designer and consultant on digital community building.



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