Reflecting upon Hawthorne’s quote regarding society and humanity as a nerve within the system that is earth, allows for correlation to the ‘mind-body problem.’ In that these physical attributes that construct these networks being physical associations, have the ability to carry non-physical informational processes. Additionally the problem as to what happens to the informational products when the physical attributes that connect that network cease to exist.
Moreover through the rapid and growing expansion of networks gives though to the concept of a ‘global brain,’ in that we have surpassed a degree of individualisation (Phister, P. W. Jr. 2011). That a global brain becomes an adaptive system through decentralisation and the macro-structure, collective behaviour and individualised components ability to mutate accordingly (Gupta, A. Anish, S. 2012).
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