Two Heads better than….hmmm better to have Two Thousand?
Ants collaborate. Bees too–they are Wired for it. These two animals are some of the only successful individuals who truly make teamwork seamless. It is in their DNA. Their societies DEPEND on each other in the means of mass collaboration.
We do know that working together in teams has so many beneficial rewards, and it is good to be part of a community that values the individual who contributes for the greater good! But let’s now think about massive collaboration…crowds of thousands working together on the SAME something….what does that look like? Religion? Cure for Cancer? Wikipedia?
Mass collaboration, it is just really starting to take shape with Web 2.0 fueling the way…what are your thoughts? What are some of the benefits/hindrances to working with 30,000 people on one project? Too many cooks in the kitchen? More ideas, more creativity? Einstein, well, he pretty much worked alone. Really, what do YOU think?
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