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