In his comment on the “Explaining collective intelligence to non-specialists” entry, Robin Good wrote:
> Another important aspect that adds up exponentially to the viability created by a noosphere is the aspect of synchronicity. Ideas and concepts are not only technologically subsidized and in their ability to spread and feed each other, but new concepts and worldviews are simultaneously accessed from multiple individual viewpoints during this very time.
Below is what Robin’s thoughts inspired.
The noosphere’s evolution repeats and extends that Teilhard de Chardin described as a growing “innervation” and “cerebralization” in living systems, involving the appearance of ever “more sensitive and elaborate nervous systems.” The increasing number of nodes linked up in the global brain, and the increasing number of pathways connecting them, create increasing opprtunities for the Zeitgeist to express itself through the growing number of voices tuned with it.
The phenomenon that appears to be “synchronicity” to us, humans, may well be a direct consequence of the isomorphic processes by which our collective intelligence is escaping into a higher-order collective intelligence, a CI 2.0.