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In terms of simple capacity, and maybe raw processing power, we actually passed "peak brain" tens of thousands of years ago. But we've been able to evolve smaller, more efficient brains by externalising intelligence in our tools, words and the design of our habitats. And in each other.
 
In terms of simple capacity, and maybe raw processing power, we actually passed "peak brain" tens of thousands of years ago. But we've been able to evolve smaller, more efficient brains by externalising intelligence in our tools, words and the design of our habitats. And in each other.
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The secret to realising how we may be as gods is to understand that this is not the same "we" that we are used to. The frame of our collective cognition and action has to change. As Long Now thinking encourages us to think in longer timeframes, so we need a Connected We that encourages us to think in wider relationships.  
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The secret to realising how we may be as gods is to understand that this is not the same "we" that we are used to. The frame of our collective cognition and action has to change. As Long Now thinking encourages us to think in longer timeframes <ref>http://www.longnow.org/about/</ref>, so we need a Connected We that encourages us to think in wider relationships.  
    
Like the contributions to this book, the wisdom and mastery that gives us power is to be found in the links between us, not in the individual nodes.   
 
Like the contributions to this book, the wisdom and mastery that gives us power is to be found in the links between us, not in the individual nodes.   
    
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