The Global SuperOrganism
- Think of Earth like a giant ants
nest, a coordinated social organism.
OK, there is a lot of chaos out there, but still, there are many kinds of coordination.
Common cultures communicated through mass media (coke-cola), governmental coordination through bodies such as the United Nations and GATT, global financial systems and multinational corporations.
- Central Nervous System:
- Human brains + computers + superhighway = superintelligent superbrain
These are the communications and computational systems which enable such coordination as there currently is.
They are rapidly getting faster and more pervasive making the global perspective more compelling.
- Global SuperBrain = Global Information
What's in a name?
Might as well have one that grabs the point.
- To understand Our Future you must
understand the Global SuperBrain.
Because global IT systems will be key to all aspects of our future life, from the way we spend our leasure, through the way we earn our living to the way we influence and participate in public services provided through charities and governmental bodies.
Chosing our life and the environment we live in will involve getting these information systems right, and the effects of these systems will often be felt on a global scale.
created 97/9/18 modified 97/9/30