THE GLOBAL MIND AND ITS CONTENTS :

J. P. KROL 260802 1900 CET

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WHAT IS DONE BY OTHERS?

I.

IN THE PRE-COMPUTER ERA IT WAS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT EXTENSIVE LIBRARY OR "ABSTRACTS" RESEARCH IF ONE HAD TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO WHAT OTHERS WHERE DOING IN A PARTICULAR (e.g. RESEARCH) FIELD.

IN THE COMPUTER ERA THIS ACTIVITY HAS ACQUIRED A NEW DIMENSION THROUGH THE USE OF SEARCH ENGINES WHICH MAY GROUP SEARCH RESULTS WHEN PROPERLY PROMPTED WITH THE RELEVANT TOPIC.

FOR EXAMPLE :

GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS :
global mind   global brain   mind   reality     brain   mind and brain   consciousness    collectivity   collective conscience   mental disease

The links above ( under the heading "GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS") lead to the search results obtained on July 10th 2001 when the linked word was entered in the Google search engine "advanced search" under "exact phrase"

THESE LINKS GIVE A VERY BROAD VIEW ON A GLOBAL SCALE OF WORK BEING DONE BY OTHERS (on July 10th 2001) IN THE FIELD RELATED TO THE LINK AND WHICH ONE WAY OR ANOTHER WAS PRESENTED ON THE INTERNET.

ORDINARILY THE READER WOULD HAVE TO EXAMINE THE SEARCH RESULTS TO CHECK IF THEY CONTAIN DATA RELEVANT TO HIS PARTICULAR QUESTION OR INTEREST. THIS CAN NOT BE DONE FROM HERE, BUT THE NUMBER OF SEARCH RESULTS IN ANY CASE GIVE AN INDICATION OF THE WEIGHT OF THE (LINKED) TOPIC IN "CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL THINKING" (ON JULY 10th 2001!) AND WHO WAS DOING WHAT .

 

AS AN ILLUSTRATION YOU COULD ACTIVATE THE LINKED WORDS ABOVE BUT THIS WILL ONLY SHOW THE FIRST PAGE OF THE SEARCH RESULTS. YOU WILL NOT BE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET THIS WAY AND YOU CAN NOT GO TO THE FOLLOWING PAGES WITH RESULTS, OR "ACTIVATE" THE RESULTS PRESENTED.

 

TO ACTIVATE THE LINKED WORDS SHOWN IN DARK BLUE ABOVE YOU MUST FIRST ACTIVATE THE FOLLOWING LINK :

GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS.

 

WHAT MORE IS DONE BY OTHERS?

II.

UNDER THIS HEADING WE WILL TRY TO GROUP ONGOING PROJECTS RESEARCHING THE SAME QUESTIONS AS OUR OWN REGARDING THE EMERGENCE OF INDEPENDENT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ARTIFICIAL CONSCIENCE ON THE INTERNET FORMING AN ENTITY WHICH COULD LOGICALLY BE CALLED THE GLOBAL MIND.

IT IS PROBABLE THAT WE WILL SOON BE SENDING E-MAILS TO SELECTED SPECIALISTS AND INSTITUTIONS REGARDING THIS SPECIFIC QUESTION.

OUR PRELIMINARY RESEARCH HAS INDICATED THAT AT LEAST 50 ADDRESSES HAVE TO BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN OUR QUESTIONNAIRE.

THE GROUPING AND ANALYSES OF THE RESPONSES WILL CLEARLY BE A CONSIDERABLE PROJECT IN ITSELF.

WE HAVE PLACED THE TEXT YOU JUST READ UNDER THE LINK : THE GLOBAL MIND AND ITS CONTENTS.

WE FELT THAT THE CONTENTS OF THE GLOBAL MIND WE DESCRIBED WOULD POSSIBLY INITIALLY TO SOME EXTEND BE FORMED BY THE TYPE OF PROJECTS DEALING WITH ASPECTS OF ITS EMERGENCE.

Copyright J. P. Krol

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