The Global Brain and the Future of Human Society

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The Global Brain and the Future of Human Society

What most people liking discussing are the symptoms of a system because that is where their knowledge ends and what most people understand. However, for those of us with superintelligence, the playing field is extensive and where things get interesting. We're headed towards a Global Brain where political philosophy will be pretty much irrelevant.

Kaczynski’s manifesto is the end result of a man of only moderate intelligence (160IQ) and no imagination. He really didn't stand much of chance envisioning something new in any detail. There is no good reason to believe that the emergence technology in the last 50 years is the end state human society. Indeed, we see that everyday with new innovations and reduce need for humans. While evolution might take millions of years to generate another sea change as dramatic as the emergence of modern humanity, technology may do the job much more expediently. The point is that the way we experience the world, the way we human animals live life and conduct social affairs, is not the end state of mind-in-the-universe, but only an intermediate state on the way to something else.

What is the Global Brain?

The Global Brain is a leading hypothesis explaining the current evolution of the human system. Recent multidisciplinary research at the Global Brain Institute has laid a potential framework for thinking about the future of human society within the context of the emergence of a global brain this century.

A global-brain-dominated society could potentially be a human utopia. Careful development of technology aimed at making human life easier – cheap power and food, effective medical care, and so forth – could enable the complete rearrangement of human society. Perhaps Earth could be covered by a set of small city-states, each one populated by like-minded individuals, living in a style of their choice. Liberated from economic need, and protected by the Steward from assault by nature or other humans, the humans under the Steward’s watch could live far more happily than in any prior human society. Free will, within the restrictions imposed by the Steward, could be refined and exercised copiously, perhaps in the manner of Buddhist “mind control.” And growth could occur spectacularly in non-dangerous directions, such as philosophy, music and art.