A hive mind or group mind may refer to a number of uses or concepts, ranging from positive to neutral and pejorative. Examples include:
- Collective consciousness or collective intelligence, concepts in sociology and philosophy
- Culture A collective of knowledge, art, artifacts, symbols and social ritual
- The apparent consciousness of colonies of social insects such as ants, bees and termites
- Swarm intelligence, the collective behaviour of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial
- Universal mind, a type of universal higher consciousness or source of being in some esoteric beliefs
- Group mind (science fiction), a type of collective consciousness
- Egregore is a phenomenon in occultism which has been described as group mind.
How many robots does it take to open a door? If the robots are trying to figure out how to do the task from scratch, then it helps to have as many as possible involved.