Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quote: Matt Ridley

“Technology is more than just a barometer of human collaboration. It is the embodiment of human collective intelligence. Most of the technologies we use, as the economist Friedrich Hayek first observed, are things that nobody knows how to make from scratch. Humans have transcended the limits of their own brain power by combining their brains into networks.”

- Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley is an English journalist, writer and businessman who received his BA and PhD at Oxford researching the evolution of behaviour. He has been science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor of The Economist, has a regular column in The Daily Telegraph and is the author of provocative books on evolution, genetics and society, including The Red Queen (1993), The Origins of Virtue (1996) and Genome (1999). Matt Ridley is currently the chairman of The International Centre for Life.

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