ManyOne.net has just come to my attention. It is a very intriguing approach to how to up the ante for collaboration on the Internet. As I explored the site further I discovered that the ManyOne approach really has the potential to bring some ‘civialization’ to cyberspace.

If we consider for a moment that bacteria have been living in colonies for well over 2 billion years, ants 40 million and termites for 200 million it thought provoking that we have only been organizing ourselves in colonies for 40-60 thousand years. We’re ‘babes in the woods’ as far as colony organization goes.

The Internet is the largest human colony on earth and I’m sure you would agree that it’s still a bit like the ‘Wild West’ – wander into the wrong part of town and you can see lots of unsightly stuff.

Anything that enables us to develop our on-line community to reflect the positive and life-enhancing aspects of our terrestrial communities – has got to be a good thing.

I don’t see this as a ‘nice-to-have’ development – I see this as a necessary step toward a sustainable future for our species.

I see ManyOne.net potentially making a great contribution to on-line culture along with:

www.Worldchanging.com

www.mindandlife.org

www.the elders.org

www.globalgiving.com

www.kiva.org

www.massivechange.com

I’d love to hear from people about what they think about the ManyOne.net model.