he development of the infrastructure is the enabler—the global networks now have a nervous system. However the infrastructure itself is not the interesting part—it’s the signals and messages that travel through our shared nervous system that is the essence of our life. The brain of a human is quite similar to that of a dolphin or chimpanzee. And the brain of a genius is often indistinguishable from that of an idiot. Yes, we can now say that the global networks now have a shared nervous system in our communications infrastructure, however what will make this useful, what will create a true single superorganism, is the quality and richness of the information and ideas that flow through it. That is why the focus of this book is on the flow of information and ideas through the networks, how it is changing as the networks come alive, and the implications for business.