There sure seems to be a lot of confusion — even among technologists — about what technology actually is. I recently had the experience of hearing an investor who funds clean tech startups say that he is “focusing on creating technology, not researching culture” as a way to dismiss the role that cultural evolution might play in getting ideas to market. This was especially surprising considering that all technology arises from culture, each with its own unique history of blended concepts, domains of knowledge, standard practices, sociological models, mythic narratives, and demonstrated solutions.
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Addressing global challenges in the 21st Century will require a fundamental rethinking of what it means to be human. We can no longer embrace the false doctrine of human separateness from the natural world. And nowhere is this more powerful than the intersections between biological and cultural evolution. Continue reading “Toward a Rigorous Science of Cultural Evolution” »