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Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence

While looking for solutions and answers, we find that an individual provides a different answer than a group of people. Wisdom of the crowd is often considered better, as an individual might be biased, manipulated or have some ulterior motive. Depending on the problem, the wisdom of the crowd may be inferior to the individual.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Limits of Crowd Wisdom

Scientific communities make good use of the peer-review process (individuals checking each other) to achieve quality on the basis of a meritocracy.

No mechanism is fool-proof, with bad reporting, incompetency and self-delusion among many individual contributors diminishing the quality of the solutions.

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It is now more accessible due to the internet and to get optimal results, there has to be certain checks and balances:

  • Members of the crowd should not be the ones forming and framing a question.
  • Answers should be limited to a single number or a multiple-choice answer.
  • Complex problems with unknown outcomes are the ‘Fourth Quadrant’ and should not be solved by crowds.

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Multiple brains work well when the answer is a simple numerical figure or fact, and the question is not coming from the collective intelligence themselves. It helps when the input mechanism posing the problem to the collective intelligence has strict quality control.

Individuals, when given substantial powers, start to achieve ‘optimal stupidity’, especially when they are not held accountable for the results and consequences.

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When you look at great geniuses like Newton, for example, it can be easy to imagine that their ideas and work came exclusively out of their minds. But that is seldom how it works.

Innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Regardless of how unique a work seems, if you look a bit closer, you will always find that the creator mastered what other people had already figured out.

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Succumbing to the Availability Bias

After a particularly stressful event, most people prepare for a repeat of the same challenge they just faced. From the micro level to the macro level, we succumb to the availability bias and get ready to fight a war we’ve already fought.

We learn that one lesson, but we don’t expand that knowledge to other areas. Because we focus on the specific details, we don’t extrapolate what we learn to identifying what we can better do to prepare for adversity in general.

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The Need To Connect
  • We all have a biological need to connect, an ability and desire to share our emotions with those around us. This is known as Limbic Resonance.
  • Our connection with the other deeply impacts our emotional and physical health, as we synchronize with the other.

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