What Explains The Rise of Humans?
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 15:37:11 EDT
From IEET, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies (The IEET is a nonprofit think tank which promotes ideas about how technological progress can increase freedom, happiness, and human flourishing in democratic societies.):
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we’ve spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.
(Interesting presentation; thanks to Peter Gluck and his Ego Out for the tip).
Watch TED video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7vH4rgdmxw