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.