Great vision update. The blogosphere is a very crude prototype for the Global Mind and Global brain.

From Minding the Planet: New Version of My "Metaweb" Graph -- The Future of the Net:

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As structures that provide virtual higher-order cognition and self-awareness to the network emerge, connect to one another, and gain sophistication, the Global Brain will self-organize into a Global Mind -- the intelligence of the whole will begin to outpace the intelligence of any of its parts and thus it will cross the threshold from being just a "bunch of interacting parts" to "a new higher-order whole" in its own right -- a global intelligent Metaweb for our planet.

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