Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Global Mind Or Just Interconnected Ones?

Can a company be intelligent? An organization? A country? One could say that a culture embodies and transfers accumulated wisdom and knowledge, but cultures evolved slowly until transportation and communication technology allowed for faster migration of people and ideas. Today we have cloud computing, instant communication and cultural flux. I don't think we will ever fuse our minds into a "hive mind", but our minds are becoming ever more extended and interconnected, allowing mental winds (trends, memes) to shake up organizational structures built on established social, intellectual and political patterns.