I, Internet

We are more Borg than we thought

Christiane Ruetten

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The actions of a highly-networked group of individuals cannot be explained as the sum of actions of individuals. Let's explore how far we are along with evolving collective consciousnesses and what's on their minds. With the Internet, the individual's ability for inward and especially outward communication is unprecendented in history. Millions of individuals are sharing thoughts and observations through social networks. The faster and more efficient the information flows within such a network, the harder it becomes to distinguish these processes from the activity in a biological neural network (brain).