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CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development?

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CI: Is collective intelligence responsible for human development?

Collective intelligence is the idea that a higher level of intelligence can emerge within a group of people than the intelligence of any one member of the group individually. The phenomenon is gaining attention due to advancements in information and communications technology.  Group members no longer need to be in the same room.  They can be scattered around the world.  Despite its recent high media profile, there is ample evidence of collective intelligence in history, and even existing outside of humans.

 

In humans however, collective intelligence has been cited as one possible reason for our dominance over the entire earth ...

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