Perhaps our success as a species depends on how well we're able to use our global collective intelligence "to make choices that are not just smart but also wise."
This what Tom Malone believes. Malone is the director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence where he uses teams to tackle global problems like climate change. In addition to organizing an event on collective intelligence last spring, Malone played a central role at this year's Nantucket Project, an event full of big ideas and bold-faced names that was held from October 5 to October 8th on Nantucket, MA.
Malone asks this crucial question for all his research projects: How can people and computers be connected so that--collectively--they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?