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Us explores the idea of the singularity in relation to the collective consciousness notion. It revolves around Marshall McLuhan’s idea that both machines as ‘human tools’ and human knowledge are an extension of the mind. As human species, we already share some collective knowledge. One can claim that when using smartphones (machines), we make use of other people’s brain, the inventors of those machines. This inevitably creates a form of collective knowledge and consequents in a form of collective consciousness. In this post-human condition, what happens when our tools, knowledge and brains merge into one extended mind, one distributed intelligence? that everyone shares and have access to. Will this new context form a different, more crystallised level of collective consciousness?

Konstantinaki Kakia