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Stay updated about the Synaptic Web on Twitter via @SynapticWeb The Synaptic Web By Khris Loux , Eric Blantz , Chris Saad and you... The Internet is constantly evolving. As the speed, flexibility and complexity of connections increase exponentially, the Web is increasingly beginning to resemble a biological analog; the human brain.
Video Introduction F irstly, thank you for your interest and I hope readers will contribute their own considered analysis and gut intuitions here intelligently, regardless of whether or not they agree with these postulations and the presentation of them. Secondly, I’m looking forward to our interactions and building upon this model together. Thirdly, I have the flu whilst I write this so my own brain may not be optimally functioning!
Le XXIe siècle n’a pas commencé en l’an 2000, cette date parfaitement artificielle, mais il commence véritablement aujourd’hui, après une petite décennie de tâtonnements d’où sont en train d’émerger les grandes tendances de fond, les vraies lignes de force du siècle à venir. Pour Joël de Rosnay, biologiste et docteur ès sciences, président de la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie à Paris, futurologue et auteur de plus d’une trentaine d’ouvrages, le monde actuel est en pleine effervescence et l’être humain à la veille d’une nouvelle aventure qui va transformer aussi bien sa conscience de soi que son rapport aux autres. Quelles vont être les grandes tendances du XXIe siècle?
Draft 1.1 for Review (integrates some fixes from readers) Nova Spivack (www.mindingtheplanet.net) This article presents some thoughts about the future of intelligence on Earth. In particular, I discuss the similarities between the Internet and the brain, and how I believe the emerging Semantic Web will make this similarity even greater. The Semantic Web enables the formal communication of a higher level of language -- metalanguage.
Noogenesis ( Ancient Greek : νοῦς =mind + γένεσις =becoming) is the emergence of intelligent forms of life . The term was first used by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in regard to the evolution of humans. It also used in astrobiology in regard to the emergence of forms of life capable of technology and so interstellar communication and travel. [ edit ] Teilhard
Six Global Theories of Mythology: Part Six – Myths express the Unconscious Human Mind | Once Upon A Time…The Human Mind The Sixth Global Theory – Myths reflect Man’s Unconscious Mind After the intensity of the progression of mythological theories in their investigation into the psychology, values, phenomenology, history and rituals of any particular civilisation or society, the Psychoanalytical Theory of myths was inevitable. Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ investigated the link between the language of dreams and mythological symbols based on the tribal belief that dreams and myths arise from the same reality. Freud (1856 – 1939) believed in a transhistorical and biological conception of mankind and furthermore that myth expressed repressed desires.
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In a near-future science fiction novel, human intelligence evolves into a hivemind that makes people the violent cells of a collective being. Slime mold network formation ( Science ). New Model Army , a 2010 novel by the English writer Adam Roberts, concerns itself with many things: the intimacy shared by soldiers at war, the motivating powers of memory and love, the rival merits of hierarchical and anarchic social structures, the legitimacy of the polity known as Great Britain, the question of European identity.
How long can life survive in the universe?
I'm skeptical of both the feasibility and desirability of this. There's a lot of risks. 1) identity loss---whose thoughts are you really thinking, when you're enmeshed in a telepathic network?
World Brain is a collection of essays and addresses the English science fiction pioneer, social reformer , evolutionary biologist and historian H. G. Wells written during the period 1936–38. Throughout the book, Wells describes his vision of the world brain: a new, free, synthetic, authoritative, permanent "World Encyclopaedia" that could help world citizens make the best use of universal information resources and make the best contribution to world peace. [ edit ] Development of the idea
H.G. Wells Contribution to the new Encyclopédie Française, August, 1937 I t is probable that the idea of an encyclopaedia may undergo very considerable extension and elaboration in the near future. Its full possibilities have still to be realized. The encyclopaedias of the past have sufficed for the needs of a cultivated minority.
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