The Logic of Human Destiny
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert Wright examines the direction of evolution and human history, and where it will lead us next. Wright uses the principles of evolutionary biology to explain how life has followed a basic pattern - growing more complex by mastering internal cooperation. From fossilized bacteria to the World Trade Organization, Wright reveals surprising benefits of barbarian hordes and the stability of feudalism. This refreshingly insightful and witty book suggests that human morality has improved over time and our instinct to discover meaning may serve a higher purpose. Nonzero offers breathtaking implications for what we believe and how we adapt to technology's transformation of the world.
2022-04-29T11:12:48.000ZMy thinking has been very influenced by @robertwrighter's book NonZero, which is just as relevant today as it was in 1999. There IS a future in which digital media gives us a far better democratic society than we have today. But it may be hard to get from here to there. – source
Among my five favorite books of all time. – source
2020-07-09T05:52:49.000ZNonzero is my favorite book detailing the rise of Positive-Sum thinking. – source