Collective Intelligences (or overminds) are emergent forms of intelligent behavior which arise out of the interactions of intelligent agents (humans and/or bots). You may recognize some social technologies which have enhanced collective intelligence (.e.g. Written language, Standardized Time and measurement units, Libraries, TCP/IP, search engines). You may also recognize some “species” of overminds which exist […]Read More What are Overminds?
Many of us intuitively think about intelligence as an individual trait. As a society, we have a tendency to praise individual game-changers for accomplishments that would not be possible without their teams, often tens of thousands of people that work behind the scenes to make extraordinary things happen. Matt Ridley, best-selling author of multiple books, […]Read More Collective Intelligence Is the Root of Human Progress
Climate Change & Other Existential Risks Over the last couple of weeks there has been talk about a new take on climate change that predicts we may have less than 10 years before global civilization collapse. It’s a very sobering read, and it’s definitely made a dent on my otherwise sunny disposition. The main argument […]Read More How Collective Intelligence can Save Humanity
The Automation Problem Most people are labor sellers. They need to sell their labor to business owners in order to survive. The automation problem, put simply, is the fact that the advancement in automation technology is threatening the business interests of most labor sellers (workers). Automation technology is advancing to a point where they […]Read More Workers as Clients: An Alternative Solution to the Automation Problem