Global Super Organism – Focus Italy

Global society can be defined by incorporating concepts from cybernetics, evolutionary theory, and complex adaptive systems and can therefore be seen as a network of self-producing components, and therefore as a living system or “superorganism”.

A superorganism is a higher-order, “living” system, whose components are organisms themselves. (in this case, individual humans and thier technology).

This is an outtake/concept sketch for a full page illustration which was commissioned Focus Magazine on the emergence of a true ‘global’ intelligence.

There is a rather dry (but still a cool read) piece on this concept by Francis HEYLIGHEN at the University of Brussels – http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/Papers/Superorganism.pdf