hive mind

From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 13:21:46 MDT

With a proper link, such as an electrode mesh or similar direct contact
with the brain, which is transmitted to another human brain, such that
each 'human' grows and develops with the link constantly in existence,
do you think it is possible that only one mind would exist, or do you
think that human brains are so designed that even with such a link,
there would be two minds?


Mike Dougherty wrote:
> I expect that at some point the interface between us and the content
> stream will be translating our thoughts into an abstraction and the
> reader's interface/agent will translate from the abstraction back to a
> thought the reader is more likely to understand. My agent learns the
> assumptions about context that I do not have time for and encodes them
> into the abstract automatically. Your agent can parse the abstract
> into a context that you have but we would not otherwise already
> share. I believe this is a great application for the pre-singularity
> AI that is currently evolving. Perhaps those agents will become the
> distributed nodes of a global intelligence - humans may remain
> necessary on to provide a slight chaotic influence in an otherwise
> digitally perfect expression of the global mind.
> On 7/31/06, *Philip Goetz* <
> <>> wrote:
> I'd be more interested in a collaboration between Google and text
> content providers, to insert XML annotations in their content that
> would tell Google's search engine something about what the content
> meant.

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