What is So Unique About You?

Mar 17, 2010

Today I thought I’d share this video of Robert Sapolsky from Ted.

He makes some interesting observations about the similarities of humans and other primates. At one point in the lecture, Sapolsky discusses the golden rule,  or “tit for tat”.

The similarity to Twitter’s to “I follow you, you follow me” is unmistakable. I find it amazing how we will use and understand generally accepted rules in almost any environment (including social media).

So a couple of questions for today:

What other ways do you think humans are unique in the animal kingdom?

How do you think our use of social media illustrates those differences?

I hope you enjoy the video.

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