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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    • Momin M
      Momin M  1 weeks back

      Benherbie Live they are not really ‘telling’ it, it’s just simplified

    • John Frank
      John Frank  1 months back


    • Xphantom
      Xphantom  2 months back


    • Ola Juul Holm
      Ola Juul Holm  2 months back

      Hi, will there be released a reading list for this video?

    • Jack McGough
      Jack McGough  2 months back

      Hail Kurzgesact

  • Leonora Dompor
    Leonora Dompor  2 days back

    Hehehe i am stupid too !

    • James Broussard
      James Broussard  3 days back

      Nailed it Kurzgesagt

      • Gigo_G
        Gigo_G  3 days back

        0:28 Apes together strong.

        • richard d.
          richard d.  4 days back

          video starts off, “an ant is pretty stupid”

          • MrMisterMan
            MrMisterMan  4 days back

            The only kurz video that didnt make me feel depressed.

            • Revelvo Tolols
              Revelvo Tolols  5 days back

              Wrong...It simply means there is no such thing as wet not that it is created .

              • 0 Subs without videos
                0 Subs without videos  5 days back

                Not the emergence I searched for but ok

                • Thony Turbo
                  Thony Turbo  6 days back

                  2:45 la fourmilière fonctionne comme le cerveau du Joker dans Batman

                  • Dene屁屁
                    Dene屁屁  6 days back


                    • Raizel Asteria Chronia

                      Seeing the title made me remember something very distubing... Emergence. If you want the code: 177013.

                      • Julian van Wiefferen
                        Julian van Wiefferen  6 days back


                        • Alphabetical Order
                          Alphabetical Order  7 days back

                          Emergence doesn’t seem to work on flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers though :(

                          • Edward Jam
                            Edward Jam  1 weeks back

                            Emergence doesn't work for Trump voters.

                            • Edward Jam
                              Edward Jam  1 days back

                              @Captain Spy Hillary was weird and cringy she shouldn't of been the Dem candidate but the fact Trump won shows how many dumb people America has.

                            • Captain Spy
                              Captain Spy  1 days back

                              same for Hillary voters

                          • Heino Gernandt
                            Heino Gernandt  1 weeks back

                            Most fascinating I must say that I love this YouTube channel..

                            Most interesting to give my input.. We humans always are interested in how things work thats how we learn of course 😁 and have evolved

                            • Jay K
                              Jay K  1 weeks back

                              So if I gather up a million conservatards they will form a society that is almost as smart as a house cat.

                              • Jay K
                                Jay K  24 hours back

                                @Captain Spy Yes! A million conservatards almost equals 1 leftist. LOL! Stupid Conservatard!

                              • Captain Spy
                                Captain Spy  1 days back

                                you mean leftists?

                            • Dinesh
                              Dinesh  1 weeks back

                              I really wanna appreciate the music crew of this

                              • Super Winnie Wili
                                Super Winnie Wili  2 weeks back

                                "Apes together strong"

                                • Book Beard
                                  Book Beard  2 weeks back

                                  What about our most important part? Our removable faces!

                                  • Captain Spy
                                    Captain Spy  1 days back

                                    really you won't talk about our removable skin as well

                                • Sahasha
                                  Sahasha  2 weeks back

                                  Idk I think I'm part of something bigger cause I'm dumb stupid

                                  • Dawood Haroon
                                    Dawood Haroon  2 weeks back

                                    Is there a way to restore my blown mind?

                                    • Oz_Tee X23
                                      Oz_Tee X23  2 weeks back

                                      Teamwork makes the dream work

                                      • Bernard Maclennan
                                        Bernard Maclennan  2 weeks back

                                        You called a lot of things stupid

                                        • cammiecookies
                                          cammiecookies  2 weeks back

                                          IQ: 110
                                          *watches a kurzgesagt video*
                                          IQ: 13,530

                                          • Rinzler
                                            Rinzler  2 weeks back

                                            wait is this the first video i have seen where Kurzgesagt have never killed a bird in?

                                            • Monstrox Games
                                              Monstrox Games  2 weeks back

                                              4,760,000th view 4 0s :D

                                              • Blorgis Chorgis
                                                Blorgis Chorgis  2 weeks back

                                                OH GOD OH FUCK NOT 17703

                                                • Molk
                                                  Molk  2 weeks back

                                                  "¿como un montón de cosas estúpidas pueden hacer cosas inteligentes?" ooooo esa frase me alegra y aterra a partes iguales, por una cantidad gargantuesca de razones

                                                  • flung sheep
                                                    flung sheep  2 weeks back

                                                    5:04 cursed image

                                                    • Trevor Covington
                                                      Trevor Covington  2 weeks back

                                                      just like my parents...

                                                      • max hakcs
                                                        max hakcs  3 weeks back

                                                        me with my two brain cells: *the best thing i can do is walk*
                                                        me and the boys: yeah. it's big brain time

                                                        • Moli 0824
                                                          Moli 0824  3 weeks back

                                                          u wanna know how stupid things be smart?
                                                          think about how humans made pc that smarter than anyone

                                                          • Inkling
                                                            Inkling  3 weeks back

                                                            E-infinity theory- educate yourselfs!

                                                            • Andrei Javier
                                                              Andrei Javier  3 weeks back

                                                              Somehow this heightens my opinion of ants.

                                                              • رنيم شمسو
                                                                رنيم شمسو  3 weeks back

                                                                يعطيكم العافية

                                                                • solus 22
                                                                  solus 22  3 weeks back

                                                                  imagine that noob in minecraft can build a city that contains a lot of diamond by doing basic things

                                                                  • Tucker
                                                                    Tucker  3 weeks back

                                                                    You just proved water isnt wet.

                                                                    • Andu Silva
                                                                      Andu Silva  3 weeks back

                                                                      Why is this in mandarin, China banned youtube right?

                                                                      • ahmKarlas
                                                                        ahmKarlas  3 weeks back

                                                                        "think of the pacemaker cells in your heart.
                                                                        billions of them need to send out an impulse just at the right moment to collectively create a heartbreat.
                                                                        our cells exchange chemical information with their neighbor cells to see what they are up to, and then decide what to do, and then decide what to do.
                                                                        if it is amoung a lot of cells that are working on the same task, it will start working on that task as well, and sync up with them.
                                                                        there is no master mind giving commands. just single units communicating with their neighbors, and acting according to the feedback they get.
                                                                        what about our most important part? what is the thing that asks these kind of questions?
                                                                        is our consciousness then an emergent property of the cells in our brain?"

                                                                        • Minh Nguyen
                                                                          Minh Nguyen  3 weeks back

                                                                          hey what is the name of the outro music?

                                                                          • LivyWeird
                                                                            LivyWeird  3 weeks back

                                                                            Then why are humans more dumb in large groups?

                                                                            • Ran-Dumb Boi
                                                                              Ran-Dumb Boi  3 weeks back

                                                                              “Water is wet”
                                                                              Oh my friend, I’m gonna have to disagree with you there

                                                                              • I Like YouTube.
                                                                                I Like YouTube.  3 weeks back

                                                                                Wetness is when water mix with fibre or any other material so thr u go.

                                                                            • Kenny Wang
                                                                              Kenny Wang  3 weeks back

                                                                              The music is amazing!

                                                                              • Jake Stevens
                                                                                Jake Stevens  3 weeks back

                                                                                I’m so glad that bugs are stupid as shit!! Thank God that the bugs around my house will never ever catch on to not fly into my bug zapper

                                                                                • davis3d
                                                                                  davis3d  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Bugs are just ignorant because they don't get parented. They are actually quite smart when you study them. You should check out the Jumping Spider. It's basically a stealth assassin which sits for a full minute thinking up an attack strategy before pulling it off.

                                                                              • Nathan Robinson
                                                                                Nathan Robinson  3 weeks back

                                                                                too high for this man

                                                                                • kamihi *
                                                                                  kamihi *  3 weeks back


                                                                                  • aN0nyMas
                                                                                    aN0nyMas  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I'm proud of my brain cells... all ten of them

                                                                                    • Hakeem Canonio
                                                                                      Hakeem Canonio  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Emergence does not apply in the government/ society I am in despite being stupid.
                                                                                      Let's get that right.