A Global Collective Intelligence: Information and Communication Technology Reintroduces a Collective Consciousness

By J. Chandler Hora.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper illustrates how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are fundamentally restructuring social relationships in the new millennium by way of liberating and controlling individuals simultaneously. Digital networks are shrinking space and time with instant, always on, communication and are seemingly reintroducing a Durkheimian “collective consciousness.” Ubiquitous computing with regard to the transformative strength of ICTs introduces a “global connectedness” which contributes to the realization of a truly global “collective intelligence.”

Keywords: Collective, Globalization, ICT, Network Technology, Panopticon, Time

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.111-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.183MB).

J. Chandler Hora

Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Presently, I attend the University of Louisville as a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Department of Sociology’s Masters Program. My current research includes, but is not limited to, tracking technologies and how they affect society and their function within the organization of groups. Upon completing my master’s degree in sociology I plan to pursue a Ph.D. studying organizational theory. My personal ambition is to continue my research with network relationships in the context of technology and society and in time design applicable business models sustainable in the world market. I am also passionate about obtaining tenure at a leading university.

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