For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in small, roving bands of a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years ago, we started living in cities that were far bigger than any tribe or band. Our minds had to change to cope with the population overload.
We've all seen the movie set-ups. Some fresh young thing gets off a bus from nowheresville and walks breathless through the Big City. They gape at the tall buildings, the fast cars, and the strange people. Look! There's a guy with three assistants all dressed in matching uniforms! There's a woman with a mohawk! Over…
I don't want to minimize this Lithuanian pensioner's pain, or belittle his cause in any way. But if you're in a place where you can use an iPad as a protest sign, surely things could be worse, right? [9to5Mac]
San Diego Comic Con is filled with dense crowds of people who are very, very passionate about their favorite franchises. Could those elements ignite into a serious riot? According to scientists who study crowds, it's very possible.