Collective Intelligence is a concept created by Pierre Levy (France
"It is a form of universal distributed intelligence
, constantly enhanced, coordinated in real time
, and resulting in the effect mobilization of skills
. The basis and goal of collective intelligence is the mutual recognition
of individuals rather than the cult
of fetishized or hypostatized communities
"No one knows everything
, everyone knows something
, all knowledge resides in humanity
n idea could be realized by a computerized distributed network acting as a virtual world
could flow without limit
Huh, isn't that existing as the internet ?
Yes, but that virtual world would replace the way the politics
and the economy
work, but more importantly how humans interact
with each other ("engineering the social bond" as Levy puts it). A true and "real-time" democracy
would emerge using that technology. Also, new navigation systems have to be developed. The knowledge we are talking about is knowledge of living (not mere scientific facts). How to navigate through them, link them, conversate about them, construct others and implement others?
This writeup does not convey the tenth of Levy's idea, so check out his book
( Collective Intelligence, Mankind's Emerging in Cyberspace 1997 ISBN 0-306-45635-4 )!
And does someone see the connection with e2 ?
last updated 3-4-01 ... to be continued ...