Human hive mind is incredible and sometimes makes you go aww

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ninja08hippie, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. ninja08hippie

    ninja08hippie Official SF Hugger
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,089
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Strawberry Fields
    Humans have individual intelligence, but they also have collective intelligence. A powerful human mind can only do so much, but thousands of average minds connected via the internet can solve a problem so complicated in 3 hours that a family couldn't figure it out in 2 decades. Hive mind is an interesting concept and as more and more people get connected and the information gets better organized, as a species we will become ever more intelligent. And it's nice to see that some people can get together and solve something just to selflessly make four or five people very happy.

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/01/prayers-of-the-dead.html
     
    boobjob likes this.