Granularity of Collectives
Hmm, murky thoughts. If small organisations up to nations are examples of |!CollectiveConsciousness| (or |!CollectiveUnconsciousness|), then does it make sense to think of a "single" society as one big collective, or a large number of overlapping and conflicting collectives, each of which has its own fears and desires?
Maybe the same principles can be applied to either, but realising that we have a tendency towards one or the other maybe important. Or something.
(See also: Community Vs Collective )