The Transformation Of Collective Learning

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Humans kept learning and inventing new technologies associated with agriculture, and slowly kept building their knowledge through the process of collective learning. As populations were increasing in size and the domestication of certain animals made work easier and gave humans the ability to travel ever further more information was being shared and new technologies traded between societies. This increase in populations created a need for leadership and gave rise to cities and states being formed in order to control and organise an ever increasingly complex society. The transition to cities and states can be classed in four areas the first being the transition to agriculture and the second being the diversification of labour which came about from an intensification of food production. The increase in resources which is now occurring led to the occurrence of central governments as there was now something worth controlling and finally the last stage of social stratification which included the emergence of social classes and there markers such as the size of dwellings, health care and even education.

These cities and state formed in larger agrarian civilisations which increased the scale of human interactions because they were so much bigger than earlier human communities, they brought in people, resources and ideas from great distances creating vast networks of exchange and therefor increasing the ability for collective learning. The establishment of trade between these
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