Webmind values the reunification program because individual reunifications increase global net happiness.*. I think the idea is that individual joy leverages into global joy.
More broadly, it seems there would be fewer degrees of separation between individuals, between communities, between countries, a stepped up version of social networking. And thus more peace, because species don't fight as much with their own kind.
But what about rage within families, honor killings, Boznia, Rwanda, … ?
Is this what consciousness brings when it overrides earlier adaptations?
Now I'm wonder about the impact of fewer degrees of separation.
* Sawyer, WWW:WATCH, p 300