How Humanity Is Like The Internet

How Humanity Is Like The Internet
technology

A study of modern day hunter-gatherers illuminates what is so valuable and 'uniquely human' about Internet communication.

Stephen Fortune
  • 14 march 2011

Evolutionary biologists at Arizona State University have attempted to understand two of the uniquely human traits of our species: that we cooperate with people we’re not related to and we learn from each other. By studying 32 present day foraging (i.e. hunter – gatherer) peoples, the research uncovered that:

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