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The reader is swept up in Bloom's vision of the power of mass minds and, before long, can't help seeing the similarities between ecosystems, street gangs, and the Internet. Were Bloom not so learned and well-respected--more than a third of his book is devoted to notes and references, and luminaries from Lynn Margulis to Richard Metzger have lined up behind him--it would be tempting to dismiss him as a crank. His enthusiasm, the grand scale of his thinking, and his transcendence of traditional academic disciplines can be daunting, but the new outlook yielded to the persistent is simultaneously exciting and humbling. Bloom takes the old-school, sci-fi dystopian vision of group thinking and turns it around--Global Brain predicts that our future's going to be less like the Borg and more like a great party. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book changed the way I think about the world and the people in it.
This book was also well written, with an even, non-dogmatic tone that did not get in the way of the information being presented.
Very very few books actually need to be read word for word, beginning with the bibliography and ending with the footnotes.
This book is incredible. Howard Bloom has both a scientific and intuitive understanding of evolution, particularly in the realm of mass behavior. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vera
Explanation for such a great book that is not necessary. Just by reading the resume writer, you know what to expect.Published 7 months ago by KEREN LEGY
I had heard this was a great book, so I ordered it and started to read it, but just wasn't catching or believable. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Paulson
This book is yet another attempt by a religious person to try to appear open minded and to rely on science. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pat A Mencke
As interesting and informative as the book is, I'm glad it's only about 200 pages (the rest are footnotes), instead of the 600-page book it could have been. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by David Govett
Amazing book filled with factual support after factual support for the hypothesised notion of a collective conciousness/global brain.Published on June 8, 2010 by Mr. B. Cichonski
Conclusions drawn largely from Howard Bloom's "Global Brain":
1. Behavior of matter gives evidence of spiritual existence.
2. Read more
I had high expectations about this book; Bloom's former work, Lucifer Principle, was definitely one of those few books that blew my socks off. Read morePublished on April 12, 2009 by Riccardo Caselli
This is one of those books that elicit a 'U' shape set of reviews. It's either five stars or one. I'm inclined to agree with the 'one-star' reviewers. Read morePublished on April 9, 2009 by Tojagi