This would be very encouraging if proved true. It could speed up the resolution of complex problems. The analogy seems to be those screen-savers that do calculations, independent, and then upload results to researchers.
In a message dated Tue, 6 Nov 2001 3:53:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, Brian D Williams <email@example.com> writes:
> There is a small article (page 54) in the Oct 22, 2001 issue of
> COMPUTERWORLD on "Symbiotic Intelligence".
> The conclusion from Norman Johnson, a computational physicist from
> Los Alamos who heads the Symbiotic Intelligence Project is that
> self organizing groups of "average" people can solve complex
> problems better than experts can.
> So lets get to work.
> Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
> National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
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