The attached article was a speech given by Dr Albrecht Mahr at the Conference on Collective Wisdom held in Germany on April 28-30, 2006. In this speech, Dr. Mahr discusses three traits that describes collective wisdom. Collective wisdom, Mahr says, touches our hearts and fills us with lightness.
Implications for AI
Mahr says that the lack of collective wisdom in the world has promoted an “expert” culture, a culture which in turn created a society accepting of collective stupidity, blindness, oppression, and destructiveness. If we are to save our world from destruction (from our own egoistic activities), collective wisdom needs to be upheld [see How Can We Create Free Communities? for an understanding of the role of collective wisdom in societies].
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