chapter  13
Accelerating socio-technological evolution: From ephemeralization and stigmergy to the Global Brain
ByFRANCIS HEYLIGHEN
Pages 26

The present chapter wishes to directly address the issue of globalization as an evolutionary process. As observed by Modelski (2007) in Chapter 2 of this volume, globalization can be characterized by two complementary processes, both taking place at the planetary scale:

1 growing connectivity between people and nations; and 2 the emergence of global institutions.