Amplified humanity

After reading about mobs of collective brutish stupidity in Sydney, this paper stabilized my sinking opinion of humanity.

Now, there's a color key here for puzzles: hard, easy, not so hard, etc. [Pointing to different colors] These were the puzzles that would take a day, these were puzzles that would take a week, and these puzzles they'd probably never figure out until we broke down and gave them the answers. So we built a three month schedule around this. And finally we released. [Pause] The Cloudmakers solved all of these puzzles on the first day.

People cooperating in groups amplify the best and worst of humanity. If only we could work out how to limit the amplifier gain on intolerance.