Crowdsourcing, open platforms and increased connectivity continue to nourish the “collective brain” among humans, explains author and scientist Matt Ridley. getAbstract recommends this upbeat TED Talk, in which Ridley describes the history and impact of cultural exchange and how the massive “mating” of ideas will enable humankind to thrive.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “ideas have sex”;
- How collaboration, trade and specialization improve human life; and
- Why individual intelligence no longer matters.
About the Speaker
Scientist Matt Ridley has written several award-winning books including Genome and The Rational Optimist.