to their environment. They do it with something called swarm intelligence.
One key to an ant colony, for example, is that no one's in charge. No generals command ant warriors. No managers boss ant workers. The queen plays no role except to lay eggs. Even with half a million ants, a colony functions just fine with no management at all-at least none that we would recognize. It relies instead upon countless interactions between individual ants, each of which is following simple rules of thumb. Scientists describe such a system as self-organizing.
The collective abilities of such animals - none of which grasps the BIG PICTURE but each of which contributes to the group's success - can surely be analagous to the interconnections & the inter-reactions of interconnections of the crowds of peoples - in Hong Kong, Central London, Glasgow & Wembly over the course of the week-end - in no dissimilar way than swarming honey bees, which frequently differ about where to establish a new nest - invariably choose the best site - or "the birds" flocking through the trees of the forest in Psyop's superbly integral artistic animation for high definition MTV - perform with balletic co-ordination.…
rapidly by unexplained means from one group to all related
groups once a critical number of members of one group exhibit
the new behaviour or acknowledge the new idea. Or maybe it is
the Morphic Fields that physicist David Bohm spoke. There are
numerous "morphic fields" across our planet that are coming up
with similar ideas. A manifestation of some type of co-creative
Jeremy Rifkin refers to this dynamic as Homo-Empathicus,
in his Empathetic Civilization Presentation - The Empathetic
Civilization . "To Empathize is to Civilize."
Although I have been researching system solutions, or better yet,
symmathesy's - a new word for “System” that refers specifically to
living systems – that is, to systems which emerge from the
communications and interactions of living vitae - to catalyze a
global transformation toward regeneration; I discover efforts that
have similar concepts and ideas.
Paul Quaiser - Human Sustainability Institute