[starlogo-users] philosophical inquiry
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Mon May 21 03:53:32 EDT 2007
is a novel written in 1930 that ends with brains being linked to form
a super-mind. Interesting that Stapeldon imagined telepathy as the
means of linking minds -- maybe the Internet is too slow for a very
I'd be interested if anyone knows of an earlier reference to the idea
of forming a super-mind by linking minds.
On 20/05/07, Danielle Parsons <wholesomepictures at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I'd like to put this post out to the Starlogo community for discussion:
> This moment in time is massively interesting, combining
> the structuralities of the planet's most powerful centralized intelligence
> with its most powerful decentralized intelligence.
> The human brain is exciting because it's the first capable of Thinking.
> Forming associations, being aware of more than meets the eye, being rational,
> making considered choices. Now imagine linking all of these thinking brains
> together in the way that ants are connected in a colony, in a system of distributed
> intelligence. The possibilities for intelligence are exponentially
> This linkage is already underway. We are building decentralized, emergent systems into our
> lives and participating in them on various levels: the world-wide-web, traffic flow, city sidewalks.
> They inform our technology, computer programs, and our economies,
> the stock market.
> There's no question that the results will be amazing - many will believe
> they are metaphysical. In reality, if we can understand how distributed
> systems work then we'll know that the magic of the age of aquarius is partly
> humanity expressing ant intelligence.
> Many people will simply participate. Those with the pleasure of being aware have a mandate to direct the expression of this intelligence explosion toward peace generosity and cooperation.
> Look to the Ant!
> Are any of you thinking about this convergence vis-a-vis human evolution?
> Thank you,
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