White Matter

Although gray matter (composed of neurons) does the brain's thinking and calculating, white matter (composed of myelin- coated axons) controls the signals that neurons share, coordinating how well brain regions work together. - R. Douglas Fields
Your Fractal Nature
Fractal: A curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole.

Though the composition of various wholes will vary, there is benefit in the recognition that one is part of a whole. For example, you are part of a whole family. If your family consists of 6 people, you are 1/6th of your family. Similarly, as a human you are one part of the whole of humanity. There are democrat, republican, Christian, Muslim and Atheist subdivisions of that whole, but at the end of the day you are an equal part of the whole of humanity. 

Your Neuronal Nature
As you are capable of thinking and calculating, it is not unreasonable to understand your relationship to the whole as based on the model you carry around with you inside your skull. Thoughts, ideas, definitions that have originated within a single person/neuron have been transmitted to other people/neurons throughout the course of human history. You are capable of generating an idea that alters the consciousness of the entire globe - so long as the white matter is there to transmit the idea to the world around you.

Recognizing White Matter
If one examines history from this perspective, the white matter nature of our advancements in communication technology becomes self-evident. Seen from the whole, the white matter of spoken language formed the initial connection between clusters of neurons/groups of people. Written language extended this exponentially, as did the telephone, television, and eventually the internet.

As the internet continued to evolve, networks of white matter continued to form and facilitate the exchange of ideas. With the recognition of the white matter function the internet serves in relation to the global consciousness of humanity, we become capable of maximizing the efficiency of its function as white matter by developing ways to improve the signal to noise ratio. We can begin to develop ways to ensure that solutions connect to the problems they can solve.

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