Emergence – How Stupid Things Become Smart Together

  • Published: 16 November 2017
  • How can many stupid things combine to form smart things? How can proteins become living cells? How become lots of ants a colony? What is emergence?

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    Emergence – How Stupid Things Become Smart Together

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    • Jack McGough
      Jack McGough  4 days back

      Hail Kurzgesact

    • bing bingbung
      bing bingbung  3 weeks back

      lol only got three replies with 8 million subs and a ultra living channel haha xd

    • Benherbie Live
      Benherbie Live  4 weeks back

      Ok so this may sound stupid, but like, so if cells can tell other cells to change if that is what needed then in contrary to evolution theory, isn’t it possible that certain chemicals can be released that tell the sex cells, such as the sperm and the egg what is needed for the next generation, loads of these maybe completely ineffective and wrong but the body thinks this is what is needed, and possibly both cells are needed to agree on changes for this to work, so both cells must have the same decision for this to happen thus making evolution and change very rare but still possible, and bad mutations maybe accidental for reasons we don’t know

    • Teague Wessel
      Teague Wessel  2 months back

      Heya Kurzgesagt

    • Matthew Morgan
      Matthew Morgan  3 months back

      Oh hai kurzgesagt!

  • Arctic Foxx
    Arctic Foxx  7 hours back

    Antivaxxers and Flat earthers together doesn't seem smart...

    • Matt Alencar
      Matt Alencar  18 hours back

      My favorite video of this channel, thank you Kurzgesagt!

      • Niiue
        Niiue  19 hours back

        why do people put 6 digit numbers on this video specifically?

        • Rob Fraxedas
          Rob Fraxedas  1 days back

          You know what stupid things are not becoming smarter together - the creators of these smug , misguiding videos. Duuuur, hydrogen atoms ---> raspberries and Mozart = "emergence" thanks guys you really got to the bottom of that one.

          • 0824molo
            0824molo  2 days back

            So water is stupid when its alone and together its smart???

            • Kate Iry
              Kate Iry  2 days back

              "An ant is pretty stupid."
              *Reported for ant discrimination*

              • Taylor Murphy
                Taylor Murphy  2 days back

                Emergence - the "Observation in physics means Human Consciousness" of scale differences

                • Maximus The Something
                  Maximus The Something  3 days back

                  So we're all stupid? Even beings we define smart?

                  • Vena Cava
                    Vena Cava  3 days back

                    *We live in an individual*

                    • JS the Canuck
                      JS the Canuck  3 days back

                      *reads the title*
                      “Oh god not this douji-
                      oh its a science video “

                    • MBK
                      MBK  3 days back

                      Water is wet

                      • Allan Radulov
                        Allan Radulov  3 days back

                        *Takes off face*

                        • BrickZero
                          BrickZero  4 days back

                          I used to work in produce/meat/dairy at a supermarket and i could never really tell the difference between the organics and non-organics. Even when comparing packaging they had the exact same markings and statements on the product. My opinion is that the organic foods industry is just a ruse to profit off of the uninformed/poorly informed masses.

                          • Toba TheRawringKing
                            Toba TheRawringKing  4 days back


                            • Effie Schön
                              Effie Schön  5 days back

                              I lost you at “individuals form societies”.

                              • Olga Sergeyeva
                                Olga Sergeyeva  5 days back

                                Isn't something that is alive is something which creates energy and uses the energy?

                                • Justin Lim
                                  Justin Lim  5 days back

                                  I actually thought of this concept when I was high.

                                  • GrandTappist The Pistoleer of PUBG

                                    I was searching what the hell is 177013 and this came along...
                                    I don't really bother searching it anymore since this is good enough.

                                  • Na Csá
                                    Na Csá  5 days back

                                    5:04 whoa stap right there, thats hitler's face thooo

                                    • Federal Bureau of Investigation

                                      RIP Saki... got fucked up by some stupid people aka society

                                      • Alyssa Lucero
                                        Alyssa Lucero  5 days back

                                        so is water wet?

                                        • Skelly Wendtgeisler
                                          Skelly Wendtgeisler  5 days back

                                          did i see a koch curve, perchance??

                                          • Abdul Alhazred
                                            Abdul Alhazred  5 days back

                                            I came from r/animemes

                                            • Abdul Alhazred
                                              Abdul Alhazred  5 days back

                                              fucking weebs!

                                              • Kdog72106
                                                Kdog72106  5 days back


                                                • Chinicchi
                                                  Chinicchi  6 days back

                                                  The sauce is 177013

                                                  • Gru the Ice
                                                    Gru the Ice  6 days back


                                                    • The LOL Minecrafter
                                                      The LOL Minecrafter  6 days back

                                                      I see the human at 4:22 is watching Kurzgesagt videos...

                                                      • Balto Farlander
                                                        Balto Farlander  7 days back

                                                        So this is how 4chan users were able to perform such incredible tasks? Well, maybe not quite since they are usually smart individuals, but it's interesting to think about it...

                                                        • Vinnis Vidya
                                                          Vinnis Vidya  7 days back

                                                          "Say the line, Bart!"

                                                        • Bab Ress
                                                          Bab Ress  7 days back

                                                          first 30 seconds and i already want an ant farm

                                                          • sune perera
                                                            sune perera  1 weeks back

                                                            me and my friends are stupider when were together

                                                            • Gold Vogel
                                                              Gold Vogel  1 weeks back

                                                              Oh, if that principle could only be applied on anti-vaccination-people...

                                                              • Darren Darren
                                                                Darren Darren  1 weeks back

                                                                As an ant i feel offended

                                                                • future motivation
                                                                  future motivation  1 weeks back

                                                                  Amazing thing you tell us . thanks for this video

                                                                  • It’s Flat
                                                                    It’s Flat  1 weeks back

                                                                    Brain washing

                                                                  • Christopher Barton
                                                                    Christopher Barton  1 weeks back

                                                                    Very informative great video

                                                                    • Bruno Trasmel
                                                                      Bruno Trasmel  1 weeks back

                                                                      Absolutely amazing Theory 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

                                                                      • Marcus Caddock
                                                                        Marcus Caddock  2 weeks back

                                                                        At least they admit at the end of the video that emergence is a complete unknown in terms of function, although they leave out that it is doubtful emergence is even an accurate theory. Emergence, especially in the philosophical community, is a theory to label an unknown without explaining it or providing proof. Basically, it is the equivalent of saying "we don't know how stupid things get smart, but it happens". Emergence is terrible philosophy (and worse science if you are trying to implement it). If emergence is a property of the universe (7:00) then it would logically be the case that ordering principles and intelligence is a property of the universe, that is, the universe is smart. Which means emergence needs to rely on pantheism or all out theism to be credible, which is what emergence is trying to deny in the first place.

                                                                        • Bryden MacPhail
                                                                          Bryden MacPhail  2 weeks back

                                                                          SHE TOOK HER FACE OFF

                                                                          • Ara Kucing
                                                                            Ara Kucing  2 weeks back

                                                                            please make more videos about complexity!

                                                                            • Minh NGUYEN
                                                                              Minh NGUYEN  2 weeks back

                                                                              The comments section on this video is better than dank memes

                                                                              • Michał Ilnicki
                                                                                Michał Ilnicki  2 weeks back

                                                                                Does not apply in a public school system

                                                                                • Rafi Rajendra
                                                                                  Rafi Rajendra  2 weeks back


                                                                                  • Charlymaumushi
                                                                                    Charlymaumushi  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I'm a stupid ape!!!!

                                                                                    • Rich Klein
                                                                                      Rich Klein  2 weeks back

                                                                                      This is brilliant. Emergent complexity is a fundamental property of the universe.