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Collective intelligence = “the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts” (a.k.a. collective wisdom, hive mind). Collective intelligence uses the resource of diversity, perspective, skill, creativity, and wisdom from a group’s individuals.
It harvests wisdom from the ‘human ecology’. It spreads the load to the broader group (rather than limiting to a small few) for functions such as:
Allowing for collective intelligence provides:
Social technologies help tap-into collective intelligence.
For example, having a group sit in circle formation and use ‘circle rounds’ for decision-making. This brings ease to hearing from everyone. It provides for transparency, where all members easily see each other. It provides a pattern (the circle) to access the details of information from each person.
Embracing collective intelligence integrates feedback from those involved and/or impacted by the collective situation. It increases the ‘edge’ of possibility by utilising the renewable resource of human observation. It obtains a yield from these observations rather than wasting them. By tapping-into a richer set of information on a topic, greater creativity can be accessed.
In a way, your body is the result of the collective intelligence of all your body parts. Each part of your body has a function and provides feedback to the greater whole as you go about your life missions. A group of people can be seen in the same way - every one has their place and can actively contribute to the functioning of the whole.
Social permaculture is regenerative social design. It applies the nature-informed principles of permaculture to create and accelerate people care for the individual and collective.
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