a.k.a. the hive, the hive mind, the World Brain

Generally it refers to social life on computer networks. The "hive mind" is considered by some to be the quintessential metaphor for the digital revolution.

Historical perspective: Technology enables what H.G. Wells called the World Brain in 1937, and what Wired editor Kevin Kelly called the hive mind in 1997.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon