Kevin Kelly wrote a thought-provoking post about how “the impossible” is happening more often nowadays, thanks in no small part to large scale collaboration over the Internet. In other words, the hive mind. He cites eBay and Wikipedia as two examples of things he would’ve thought impossible in decades past.
Collaboration over the Web is still evolving. One way it might be immediately improved is by adding more women to collective intelligence projects and by shutting up the loud mouths. I’m not idly speculating here, those were the findings of a recent study by MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence.