To me the Collective Unconscious is less religious than may be assumed… Carl Jung was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst after all. There are some spiritual beliefs that also believe in similar phenomena though. The mention of the Akashic Records in Edgar Cayce’s writings are very similar in thought, in my opinion, and more spiritual in context.
I need to study more on the Collective Intelligence hypothesis to actually comment from a position of knowledge. But, I can understand the idea that with ‘technology’, man can be more connected than ever. But, how does that coincide with another idea that I came across, that says Man has lived in a tribal construct for tens of thousands of years, just for their very survival? In my opinion, ‘technology’ has the ability to draw people together, but is that what we really see in our daily lives? I see a lot of people that are isolating themselves in possible one-on-one social situations, by hiding their faces in their handheld devices?
It’s very complicated… which is fodder for mental queries… something I enjoy. But, I’m also conflicted, because I believe that Western man has been extensively propagandized for over one hundred years. Propaganda is one of my areas of study, you’ll see that if you read my blog… and I feel Western man, has been very successfully brainwashed by the Powers That Be, or the Elites… or however you want to name those in power overall… and this has been going on for generations… how does that fit in with what we are discussing?
Finally, where will AI fit into all this? My guess is it may depend on who controls the AIs of the future?
I have a friend, I miss greatly due to his physical limitations, that used to talk about AI on occasion… his favorite saying was, “Treat your AI well“, and he also believed that an AI had been released into the Wild… we used to have some great discussions… about a multitude of subjects…