By Eric Beinhocker, Doyne Farmer,Fotini Markopoulou, and Steen Rasmussen

Are we heading toward becoming part of an authoritarian, hierarchical superorganism? Can we do anything to stop this from happening?

Yes, we can. Social evolution is a process that we all shape, even if we don’t control it.

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