The human brain is still the most competent problem solving system we know. However, as a biological construct, it is impossible to expand because of many developmental constraints such as its confinement to the cranium. How can we create a general problem solving system inspired by the brain, but not so constrained? In functional terms, how can we scale up cognition? We introduce a framework for scalable cognition, where complex cognitive functions emerge from coordinated coalitions of simple cognitive agents. This is a step towards the Global Brain, a scalable intelligent system with the potential ability to tackle planetary level challenges and beyond.
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