Hive mind

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A hive mind or group mind may refer to a number of uses or concepts, ranging from positive to neutral and pejorative. Examples include:

  • Collective consciousness or collective intelligence, concepts in sociology and philosophy
  • Culture A collective of knowledge, art, artifacts, symbols and social ritual
  • Groupthink, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome
  • The apparent consciousness of colonies of social insects such as ants, bees and termites
  • Swarm intelligence, the collective behaviour of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial
  • Universal mind, a type of universal higher consciousness or source of being in some esoteric beliefs
  • Group mind (science fiction), a type of collective consciousness
  • Egregore, is a phenomenon in occultism which has been described as group mind

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