Robert Wright on Optimism and Network Effects

http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_wright_on_optimism?language=en#t-990434

Robert Wright's book Nonzero is one of my all-time favorite books. This video distills that book's core concepts and ties into lots of themes regarding platform governance, the usurpation of political authority by digital platforms from nation-states, and the consequences of network effects in relation to spirituality.  
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