Although positioned as an insight relative to social media (and what isn't, these days?) this article touches on a basic paradigm shift in how human intelligence works.
According to the author, Maslow's popular "hierarchy of needs" would better be replaced by a model that recognises that needs and motivations aren't hierarchical and they aren't individualistic.
Connection and community are basic to everything we do as humans.
The author states:
"Maslow’s model needs rewiring so it matches our brains. Belongingness is the driving force of human behavior, not a third tier activity. The system of human needs from bottom to top, shelter, safety,sex, leadership, community, competence and trust, are dependent on our ability to connect with others."