We cannot fathom the full power of humankindâ€™s collective intellect, let alone its collective intelligence. But we can ask ourselves, how come that we still have wars, hunger, polution, suicide, and other man-imposed ills, if weâ€™re so mart? (By â€œintellectâ€ I mean the totality of our mental faculties, and by â€œintelligenceâ€ our capacity to manifest the world we want to live in and leave to our chindren.)
Life is a gift but the way we live it is not given, itâ€™s our choice. Raising our collective intelligence is our best chance and only hope to survive as a species.
This blog is my learning log, a public record of my personal* learning expedition. It is a story of some driving questions, insights, and (hopefully) some discoveries on the way. *Itâ€™s a â€œpersonalâ€ blog only in the sense that it was me who opened it. Of course, a â€œblog of collective intelligenceâ€ wouldnâ€™t be, if it wasnâ€™t also an expression of its own subject.
Besides my views and news on the field, here you will meet also friends of mine whom I will invite to weave their wisdom about collective intelligence into a rich fabric of our shared understanding of it.
I thank to each of them for our friendship that contributed to my growing appetite for groking â€œcollective intelligence.â€ They are a multidisciplinary bunch that includes techno-visionaries, grass-roots organizers, business consultants, and academic researchers. Stay tuned to mark the dates when theyâ€™ll visit this blog.