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hive mind

or hivemind

the property of apparent sentience in a colony of social insects acting as a single organism, each insect performing a specific role for the good of the group.
Psychology, Sociology.
  1. a collective consciousness, analogous to the behavior of social insects, in which a group of people become aware of their commonality and think and act as a community, sharing their knowledge, thoughts, and resources:
    the global hive mind that has emerged with sites like Twitter and Facebook.
  2. such a group mentality characterized by uncritical conformity and loss of a sense of individuality and personal accountability. Unabridged
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  • Raf wondered if those who had built them had not been humanoid at all, but perhaps insects with a hive mind.

    Star Born Andre Norton
Contemporary definitions for hive mind

a type of collective consciousness where individuality is stifled; a state of conformity; also written hivemind's 21st Century Lexicon
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