Often, acting in your self-interest means cooperating.
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
- Why sharing is often in human self-interest
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