“The same applies, on a larger scale, to kingdoms, churches and trade networks, with one important difference. The rules of football are relatively simple and concise, much like those necessary for cooperation in a forager band or small village.”

“But large systems of cooperation that involve not twenty-two but thousands or even millions of humans require the handling and storage of huge amounts of information, much more than any single human brain can contain and process.”

Excerpt From: Yuval Noah Harari. “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.” iBooks.

Memory Overload
Paul Asselin