THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY UNDER GLOBALIZATION AND :
THE GLOBAL MIND.
The postulate of a global mind is something quite different from constructs like collective conscience. These constructs relate to a form of supposedly collective experience which have existed long before the internet was even dreamed of in sciencefiction.
When referring to global mind some scientists believe this is, or will (soon) be a phenomenon that relates to the global brain as the individual human mind relates to the individual human brain.
It follows that the global mind will be a completely new and independent entity which is now in the process of emerging from the internet and the world wide web in a manner partly similar to the emergence of the human mind from the human brain.
We will not elaborate on the differences between the human and global phenomena here.
It is more important to note the similarities.
And more important to realize that a global mind will be a totally new and independent reality in the evolutionary process.
An entity that may well be benign and a blessing to all mankind.
But it could also turn out to be hostile . . . or guided by moral principles that are quite different from our own.
Perhaps we still have a chance to influence the formation of its conscience, perhaps not . . .
Perhaps this is something to remember when studying the spirit of democracy under globalization . . .
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