The Internet as a Brain

August 2008

I just came across this post by Jeffrey Stibel. The Internet is a Brain.It prompted this first post, as this is what I’m particularly interested in exploring.   How we can figure out how to use the internet to achieve global superordinate goals.  It’s not a new concept, but with the social web coming into its own over the last decade, it seems the tools are becoming available,

and the enabling mindset is emerging to properly harness this enhanced interaction between people for this purpose.

Who knows what role we might play in its cognition.   An intelligent sensory organ, an eye, an ear, a finger, or a cognitive guide/gatekeeper for red-flag thought processes?   In the end we need to understand how our personal biases affect our ability to interpret our own experiences and inputs into this process.  Maybe the subject for a different blog.

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