On a level, I understand what it means. The Borg of Star Trek and the “insects” of Ender’s Game don’t have collective intelligence because they are a “hive-mind” rather than a collection of equals. I know there are numerous examples of aliens that communicate and share all knowledge mentally, but I can’t recall them now.
Still, that doesn’t help me. So, if anyone can help, I’d appreciate it. Be prepared to give me examples. I’ll start out with my questions and everyone else should feel free to add theirs.
- What is it?
- What activities foster its creation/dissemination?
- Are there any existing examples/systems?
- How does it differ from the following scenario:
- A presenter either raises a topic and briefly describes it, or has the group watch/read a story related to the topic.
- Participants take time afterward to think about it.
- Exercises to enhance comprehension from the level of seeing/hearing to doing may be done, especially if there is an emotional/social aspect to the topic.
- Instead of telling the participants what to think, the presenter asks them to each share their thoughts, perceptions and what they learned about the topic. This is critical in order to work towards a comprehensive understanding of the topic as well as presenting divergent viewpoints that may not have been anticipated by even the presenter, giving feedback for the presenter to improve both knowledge and future performances of the exercise. Further, in a heterogenous audience of participants, a much wider range of perspectives, informed by religion, culture, linguistics, EI and more, will be had.
Thanks for helping me to understand!