An interesting question though one naturally limited by our advanced understanding of self and time. We are simply not bees prepared to accept a commandment. We very much insist on applying our cognition to any such command. That makes a true hive mind impossible.
they sat down over beers and took a show of hands on whether to admit bonobos to the Sapients Club
A shy introvert morphs into a flirtatious jokester. A pleasant woman turns sarcastic. But when the other half wakes up, the new entity vanishes
Whether you instil sights, sounds, political opinions or a craving for a certain brand of beer might come down to where you aim the beam
Keep the bandwidth too low and you lose the experience; edge it too high and you lose yourself