RE: request for new word

From: Ramez Naam (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2003 - 10:28:01 MDT

From: Ben Goertzel []
> For a speculative futuristic article I'm writing (for a
> journal issue edited by Francis Heylighen), I need a new
> word: a word to denote a mind that is halfway between an
> individual mind and a society of minds.
> Not a hive-mind, but rather a community of minds that
> exchange thoughts/ideas directly rather than thru language,
> and hence derive a degree of synergetic mutual intelligence
> much greater than that achievable in a society of separate minds....

It seems to me that groupminds are already here, and that the future
technology that enhances the links between them will come in waves
with different capabilities.

Since what you're specifically thinking of is a group of minds that
can natively exchange /thoughts/, I'd suggest making the name specific
to the idea of thought.

So perhaps a thought-collective, thought-share, thought-net, or
(whimsically) a thoughtster.

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