Tim O’Reilly: Towards a global brain

The concept of the global brain has been around since the beginning of the last century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_brain).  I remember back in the early 1980’s, my mother-in-law, Jane Howard Edmonds, was promoting the concept by sharing a VHS video tape on the subject with her friends and family.   Since then, the concept has become closer to a reality as described by Tim O’Reilly.