viii, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- Introduction : collective intelligence as a grand challenge -- Part I What is collective intelligence? : 1 The paradox of a smart world ; 2 The nature of collective intelligence in theory and practice -- Part II Making sense of collective intelligence as choice : 3 The functional elements of collective intelligence ; 4 The infrastructures that support collective intelligence ; 5 The organizing principles of collective intelligence ; 6 Learning loops ; 7 Cognitive economics and triggered hierarchies ; 8 The autonomy of intelligence ; 9 The collective in collective intelligence ; 10 Self-suspicion and fighting the enemies of collective intelligence -- Part III Collective intelligence in everyday life : 11 Mind-enhancing meetings and environments ; 12 Problem solving : how cities and governments think ; 13 Visible and invisible hands : economics and firms as collective intelligence ; 14 The university as collective intelligence ; 15 Democratic assembly ; 16 How dose a society think and create as a system ; 17 The rise of knowledge commons : it's for everyone -- Part IV Collective intelligence as expanded possibility : 18 Collective wisdom and progress in consciousness -- Afterword : the past the future of collective intelligence as a discipline -- Summary of the argument.
A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This "bigger mind"--human and machine capabilities working together--has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind reveals how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies. -- amazon.com
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