Distributed Mind

A DistributedMind operates like TheBorg in StarTrek. It is a cross between a HiveMind and a CollectiveIntelligence.

A DistributedMind has a set of autonomous agents who collectively form one idea, but the agents don't have individual thoughts. Instead, the CollectiveIdea is formed from the collective brain power and stimulus of all the minds in the system. Like a HiveMind, there is only one idea for the group; however, unlike a HiveMind, the idea isn't imposed from one individual. You can consider a DistributedMind like a distributed calculation like SetiAtHome.

Perhaps a DistributedMind better fits the term, "TheCollective" than a CollectiveIntelligence's society if only because of StarTrek.

If it makes you feel warmer inside, Jane from EndersGame (well, SpeakerForTheDead?) is also a DistributedMind.

An ExtremeProgramming team is very much like a BorgCollective?. (As TheBorg were originally introduced in "Q Who," that is; not as they were transformed in later episodes and the movie.)

You have it wrong. TheBorg only has one personality. An XP team has several. XpIsaCollectiveIntelligence?, not a DistributedMind.

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