Business Minds
A collective mind or group mind emerging from fast and broad business transactions. Most common in very advanced markets, where agents adjust so quickly to signals from each other that they begin to act as coherent aggregate entities. Since there are often advantages of incorporating, many businessminds formally become corporations. There also exist corporations that encourage joining a collective mind as part of business strategy or corporate culture; such corporate minds are often confused with true businessminds but have a different internal structure (although many corporate minds tend to evolve towards true businessminds). Businessminds are most common in NoCoZo, Metasoft and Keter, although the phenomenon is common in many Inner Sphere markets.
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Development Notes
Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 08 October 2001.