From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary
apiconscious (n., adj.)
Applies tosystems, system functions

Apiconscious refers to a system in which every member has an individual consciousness, but members can think together, forming a "hive mind" like kind of shared consciousness.[1]

Quinn/Milou/Luan/Theo describes it as follows:

Apiconscious systems can have highly individual members, but will act mostly as a collective, to the point where each facet/fragment/headmate isn’t really distinguishable by the naked eye. They will do this especially when important decisions have to be made.

The inspiration for this comes from honeybees because of this article and other things.

Apiconscious systems may best be described as a hive mind, a swarm intelligence, or a collective consciousness.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

Misaconscious, an umbrella term for systems (or subsystems, layers, etc.) that are partly monoconscious and partly polyconscious.

Consciousflux, an umbrella term for systems that fluxuate from being monoconscious to having individual consciousnesses.

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