09 novembro 2014

Cópia deve ser celebrada?

Brilliant impersonators: We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off?

"according to a cluster of like-minded researchers, we’ve misunderstood how innovation really works. Throughout human history, innovation – including the technological progress we cherish – has been fuelled and sustained by imitation. Copying is the mighty force that has allowed the human race to move from stone knives to remote-guided drones, from digging sticks to crops that manufacture their own pesticides. Plenty of animals can innovate, but no other species on earth can imitate with the skill and accuracy of a human being. We’re natural-born rip-off artists. To be human is to copy."

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