Leibniz's metaphysics is a model of the emerging global brain The recent angst over government monitoring of private communications may not so much be due to a dastardly 1984-type plot, but a sign that a giant global brain is emerging all by itself, aided by the growth of world communications and the internet.
Incredibly, this has all been foreseen in Leibniz's model of perception, wherein the world is characterized solely by a vast collection of monads, which are thought-forms (mental representations of phytsical brains). The monads themselves do not perceive directly, but are constantly updated by the world-perceptions of the most dominant monad (God or the One). Each monad is thus constantly informed of the activities (perceptions) of all of the other monads. This dominant monad is then the thought-form of the Global Brain, and because of this,there can only be one ultimate perceiver (God or the One). Perhapos the materialists can devise an equivalent explanation of a global mind, but, at least at this moment, I am unable to do so. Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/12/2013 See my Leibniz site at http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.