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Infinite Stupidity | Conversation | Edge
A tiny number of ideas can go a long way, as we've seen. And the Internet makes that more and more likely. What's happening is that we might, in fact, be at a time in our history where we're being domesticated by these great big societal things, such as Facebook and the Internet. We're being domesticated by them, because fewer and fewer and fewer of us have to be innovators to get by. And so, in the cold calculus of evolution by natural selection, at no greater time in history than ever before, copiers are probably doing better than innovators. Because innovation is extraordinarily hard. My worry is that we could be moving in that direction, towards becoming more and more sort of docile copiers.
evolution  learning  innovation  creativity  social-media  technology-effects  evolutionary-psychology  biology  imitation  epistemology  facebook  internet 
january 2012 by tsuomela
The Morning News - Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove
In Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove, Kristan Horton imitates the satirical movie Dr. Strangelove and creates a new world for the film—silverware become an airplane, plastic and coffee grounds become the sky.
art  film  miniature  imitation  recreation  satire  nuclear  war 
june 2007 by tsuomela

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