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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Collective Consciousness

If each of us, every one, could read the minds of everyone else, there'd be no secrets, and no barriers to communication. People would instantly and completely understand one another, and be able to help each other out without ever needing to be asked. If someone is harming someone else, they would be able to experience that harm as if they were harming themselves. As a member of a collective, doing harm to an individual member harms the whole, and since you are a part of that whole, in harming another you harm yourself.

I think if we as humanity achieved collective consciousness, all war would cease. But I also think an even bigger change would occur. I've heard that intelligence is additive. That old saying goes, "Two heads are better than one." Also, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Two people linked would produce incredible intelligence. Ten people would be beyond brilliant. 6 billion would be unfathomable. The collective mind of every living person working together in unison could create a superintelligence, with superthoughts and supergoals. It's possible we've already achieved this on a subconscious level.

What if one of many guiding influences comes from our subconscious collective mind, and steers each of our actions in such a way as to benefit humanity at large? That is a comfort. What if we were able to link up consciously, and experience the collective mind in a waking state? That would be mind-blowing. I wonder if it will ever happen, and if so, if it will be done through normal biology, or through scientific influences that make use of biology, or through some sort of technical implants that create cyber-telepathy and a mind network?

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