Is humanity evolving into a hive?

Researcher Sugata Mitra argues that the human race is transforming in ways we do not realise – in this video from our World Changing Ideas series, he explains how.

In the past decade or so, the human race has experienced a profound change, and the interesting thing is that we’ve barely noticed. So says Sugata Mitra, educational researcher at the University of Newcastle in the UK, who is known for his experiments to get children in the developing world online.

So what is that change, and what does it mean for us? In the video above, Mitra explains how the technology that underpins the internet has done more than simply allow us to get online – in the long-term, he argues, it will alter what it means to be human by joining up our minds like a giant ‘hive’.

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