Science of Collective Intelligence

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Article: Science of CI: Resources for change. Norman L Johnson

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Abstract

"This contribution focuses on the science side of CI—necessary for the understanding and development of CI resources. The emphasis is on topics that have not been examined in other contributions, reflected in the following questions—each a section heading. 1) What is unique about the Internet that will enable CI to unite all peoples, worldwide? 2) Why is diversity essential for CI? 3) Must we all have the same vision and goals for CI to work? 4) How can the collective solve a problem when the individual can’t even understand the solution? 5) Is CI a competitive, cooperative or synergistic process? 6) And finally how does CI fit into traditional models of leadership? A science perspective provides much-needed tools for understanding the workings of CI and establishing a foundation for the next generation of CI resources."