Collective intelligence is the capacity of biological, social, and cognitive systems to evolve towards higher order complexity and harmony, through such innovation mechanisms as variation-feedback-selection, differentiation-integration-transformation, and competition-cooperation-coopetition.
Of course, that’s not the only definition of CI but the one that I developed by applying the evolutionary lens to it. I also wrote about CI seen through cognitive, political economy, and information technology lenses, in my academic working paper on Collective Intelligence and Collective Leadership: Twin Paths to Beyond Chaos.
My intention for this blog is to contribute to the dialogue between those perspectives on CI and to explore and push the edge of their (combined) contribution to the movements of transition to a sustainable, post-capitalist world.
I’ve chosen to study and advance the field of collective intelligence, almost 30 years ago, because I believe that without a massive augmentation of CI in social groups and institutions of every scale we won’t be able to end the pre-history of humankind and realize our full potential individually and together.