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“Flexible cooperation with strangers”

To the best of our knowledge, only Sapiens can cooperate in very flexible ways with countless numbers of strangers. This concrete capability – rather than an eternal soul or some unique kind of consciousness – explains our mastery of planet Earth.

Yuval Noah Harari, 2017

From the book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

© 2017 Yuval Noah Harari

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