skip to content
The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century

Author: Howard K Bloom
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom--one of today's preeminent thinkers offers us a bold rewrite of the evolutionary saga. As someone who has spent forty years in psychology with a long-standing interest in evolution, I'll just assimilate Howard Bloom's accomplishment and my amazement. David Smillie, Visiting Professor of Zoology, Duke University. He shows  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard K Bloom
ISBN: 0471295841 9780471295846 0471419192 9780471419198
OCLC Number: 43207426
Description: x, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Biology, Evolution, and the Global Brain --
Creative Nets in the Precambrian Era --
Networking in Paleontology's "Dark Ages" --
The Embryonic Meme --
From Social Synapses to Social Ganglions: Complex Adaptive Systems in Jurassic Days --
Mammals and the Further Rise of Mind --
Threading a New Tapestry --
A Trip through the Perception Factory --
Reality Is a Shared Hallucination --
The Conformity Police --
Diversity Generators: The Huddle and the Squabble--Group Fission --
The End of the Ice Age and the Rise of Urban Fire --
The Weave of Conquest and the Genes of Trade --
Greece, Miletus, and Thales: The Birth of the Boundary Breakers --
Sparta and Baboonery: The Guesswork of Collective Mind --
The Pluralism Hypothesis: Athens' Underside --
Pythagoras, Subcultures, and Psycho-Bio-Circuitry --
Swiveling Eyes and Pivoting Minds: The Pull of Influence Attractors --
Outstretch, Upgrade, and Irrationality: Science and the Warps of Mass Psychology --
The Kidnap of Mass Mind: Fundamentalism, Spartanism, and the Games Subcultures Play --
Interspecies Global Mind --
Conclusion: The Reality of the Mass Mind's Dreams: Terraforming the Cosmos.
Responsibility: Howard Bloom.
More information:

Abstract:

In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom--one of today's preeminent thinkers offers us a bold rewrite of the evolutionary saga. As someone who has spent forty years in psychology with a long-standing interest in evolution, I'll just assimilate Howard Bloom's accomplishment and my amazement. David Smillie, Visiting Professor of Zoology, Duke University. He shows how plants and animals (including humans) have evolved together as components of a worldwide learning machine. He describes the network of life on Earth as one that is, in fact, a complex adaptive system, a global brain in which each of us plays a sometimes conscious, sometimes unknowing role, and he reveals that the World Wide Web is just the latest step in the development of this brain. These are theories as important as they are radical. Informed by twenty years of interdisciplinary research, Bloom takes us on a spellbinding journey back to the big bang to let us see how its fires forged primordial sociality. As he brings us back via surprising routes, we see how our earliest bacterial ancestors built multitrillion-member research and development teams a full 3.5 billion years ago. We watch him unravel the previously unrecognized strands of interconnectedness woven by crowds of trilobites, hunting packs of dinosaurs, feathered flying lizards gathered in flocks, troops of baboons making communal decisions, and adventurous tribes of protohumans spreading across continents but still linked by primitive forms of information networking. We soon find ourselves reconsidering our place in the world. Along the way, Bloom offers us exhilarating insights into the strange tricks of body and mind that have organized a variety of life forms: spiny lobsters, which, during the Paleozoic age, participated in communal marching rituals; and bees, which, during the age of dinosaurs, conducted collective brainwork. This fascinating tour continues on to the sometime brutal subculture wars that have spurred the growth of human civilization since the Stone Age. Bloom shows us how culture shapes our infant brains, immersing us in a matrix of truth and mass delusion that we think of as reality. Global Brain is more than just a brilliantly original contribution to the ongoing debate on the inner workings of evolution. It is a grand vision, says the eminent evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, a work that transforms our very view of who we are and why.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43207426> # The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "43207426" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/837627> ; # Brain--Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/biological_evolution> ; # Biological Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/brain> ; # Brain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/aanpassing> ; # Aanpassing
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85016337> ; # Brain--Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/evolutie> ; # Evolutie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/groepsdenken> ; # Groepsdenken
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/evolution> ; # Evolution
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/sociale_evolutie> ; # Sociale evolutie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/weltgesellschaft> ; # Weltgesellschaft
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963030> ; # Human evolution
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/576.8/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/mensch> ; # Mensch
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/geest> ; # Geest
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/gehirn> ; # Gehirn
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/soziale_evolution> ; # Soziale Evolution
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2000" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/117261442> ; # Howard K. Bloom
    schema:datePublished "2000" ;
    schema:description "In this extraordinary follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Lucifer Principle, Howard Bloom--one of today's preeminent thinkers offers us a bold rewrite of the evolutionary saga. As someone who has spent forty years in psychology with a long-standing interest in evolution, I'll just assimilate Howard Bloom's accomplishment and my amazement. David Smillie, Visiting Professor of Zoology, Duke University. He shows how plants and animals (including humans) have evolved together as components of a worldwide learning machine. He describes the network of life on Earth as one that is, in fact, a complex adaptive system, a global brain in which each of us plays a sometimes conscious, sometimes unknowing role, and he reveals that the World Wide Web is just the latest step in the development of this brain. These are theories as important as they are radical. Informed by twenty years of interdisciplinary research, Bloom takes us on a spellbinding journey back to the big bang to let us see how its fires forged primordial sociality. As he brings us back via surprising routes, we see how our earliest bacterial ancestors built multitrillion-member research and development teams a full 3.5 billion years ago. We watch him unravel the previously unrecognized strands of interconnectedness woven by crowds of trilobites, hunting packs of dinosaurs, feathered flying lizards gathered in flocks, troops of baboons making communal decisions, and adventurous tribes of protohumans spreading across continents but still linked by primitive forms of information networking. We soon find ourselves reconsidering our place in the world. Along the way, Bloom offers us exhilarating insights into the strange tricks of body and mind that have organized a variety of life forms: spiny lobsters, which, during the Paleozoic age, participated in communal marching rituals; and bees, which, during the age of dinosaurs, conducted collective brainwork. This fascinating tour continues on to the sometime brutal subculture wars that have spurred the growth of human civilization since the Stone Age. Bloom shows us how culture shapes our infant brains, immersing us in a matrix of truth and mass delusion that we think of as reality. Global Brain is more than just a brilliantly original contribution to the ongoing debate on the inner workings of evolution. It is a grand vision, says the eminent evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson, a work that transforms our very view of who we are and why."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/138856673> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century"@en ;
    schema:productID "43207426" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/43207426#PublicationEvent/new_york_wiley_2000> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Agent/wiley> ; # Wiley
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/onix06/99085976.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471419198> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471295846> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA106109> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA0X8421> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA1W8620> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/43207426> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/biological_evolution> # Biological Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Biological Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/138856673#Topic/soziale_evolution> # Soziale Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soziale Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85016337> # Brain--Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Brain--Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/837627> # Brain--Evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Brain--Evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963030> # Human evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Human evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/117261442> # Howard K. Bloom
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1943" ;
    schema:familyName "Bloom" ;
    schema:givenName "Howard K." ;
    schema:name "Howard K. Bloom" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471295846>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0471295841" ;
    schema:isbn "9780471295846" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780471419198>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0471419192" ;
    schema:isbn "9780471419198" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/43207426>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43207426> ; # The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century
    schema:dateModified "2016-06-12" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.