Social Nervous System

I had a great, long, chat on Skype last night with Joshua-Michele Ross who recently wrote an interesting post, The Rise Of The Social Nervous System, on Forbes. Smart bloke and well worth reading the rest of the article.

Given the complexity and precarious position of the modern world, getting people to genuinely reach out and touch their neighbors is a good thing but it will come at the price of reshaping our identities as part of a larger, interconnected whole.

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  1. but it will come at the price of reshaping our identities as part of a larger, interconnected whole.I think this is correct. IMO we will have to learn to be (often much) less selfish with the greater good as the prize in focus, but also more selfish (in the good sense of clear about what is “right” and “wrong” and what values we stand behind and embody as we walk, text, chat and link our way through the world).

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