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Response to FirstLight (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:42 PM

11. I think the availability of the socialo media create a whole new game, very different from anything


in the past.

There have been leaderless organizations before, and on a small scale they have functioned well, as with the case of some Native American communities. But I think what's happening now is of a different order entirely. The interactions & information interchange among Internet-equipped people begin to resemble the activity of a single, species-wide brain. We can't foresee the implications of all this; for one thing, the "brain" is in its infancy, and, for another, it's a sort of Gödel's Theorem proposition: no single one of us has sufficient complexity and information processing capacity to understand the whole.

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