January 23, 2010
This book is available immediately from WHSmith. I recommend it without reservation, it is in my top dozen books on the World Brain – Global Brain -Global Mind – Collective Intellgence reading area.
Amazon seems to be deleting a lot of reviews from top reviewers, which I find quite annoying. Indeed, Amazon has become so unreliable, on top of being unresponsive to years of requests for simple changes (e.g. being able to access all reviews by a specific reviewer against a specific search such as “World Brain” that I finally created Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, where you can access all reviews in each each of 98 reading categories, all leading back to Amazon, but not dependent on Amazon.
This book is extraordinary in that is directly connects information to DNA and makes an absolutely fascinating case for how every single atom on the planet is an information element, and all of the atoms in the whole are the Global Mind.
There are no notes, and normally this would set me off, but I found the personal reflections of this author so utterly extraordinary that I can not find fault on this point.
Other books I recommend along with this one:
World Brain (Essay Index Reprint Series)
Global Mind Change: The Promise of the 21st Century
Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century
Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
The Emerging Worldwide Electronic University: Information Age Global Higher Education (Praeger Studi)
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
The Tao of Democracy: Using co-intelligence to create a world that works for all
Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace