Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex

Malte shared this video with me via delicious and I must say I love the talk of Matt Ridley about how new ideas are generated:

“It is our habit of trade, idea-sharing and specialization that has created the collective brain which set human living standards on a rising trend. This, he says, ‘holds out hope that the human race will prosper mightily in the years ahead — because ideas are having sex with each other as never before.'”

It reminded me of something:

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Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex