“There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about “collective” intelligence — how networks of people can swarm together in social movements to make sense of the world and act upon it appropriately. I want to suggest that it might just be better to describe phenomena like this as connective intelligence instead.
“All living things are enmeshed in dynamic processes of feedback, regeneration and decay. They continually exchange chemicals and energy with their environments. Try to find a boundary anywhere in the system and you’ll quickly realize that no actual boundaries exist, everything is interconnected.
“….unlike in times past, we now have a great deal of knowledge about how living systems work. The problem is that this knowledge is not adequately integrated and connected. This task — to culminate what we collectively know into connected intelligence — is what will enable us to transition to planetary thriving.”
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