How Stupid Things Become Smart

Emergence is the phenomenon “whereby larger entities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities such that the larger entities exhibit properties the smaller/simpler entities do not exhibit.” Think ants, bees, countries.

When the video mentions humans it stops at the country level. It’s fun to imagine that this extrapolates¬†even further. Meaning, the possibility that our planet is the “stupid thing” inside of something much larger. – Kevin Rose