Posts Tagged ‘Big Question’

In today’s newspaper column, I wrote about how the constant barrage of information from various media, especially the Internet, was creating a kind of jangled hyperawareness and data overload that is changing how we view the world. I then discovered that an online magazine, The Edge, had come to a similar conclusion and had made it the topic of their annual question:  “How is the Internet changing the way you think?  The 172 contributors – poets, scientists, writers, futurists, etc., – responded in positive and negative ways.  One, Nassim Taleb, the author of The Black Swan, a book that is credited with predicting the Great Recession, said “..technologies are the greatest things in the world, but they have way too monstrous side effects – and ones that are rarely seen ahead of time.”  Kevin Kelly, an editor of Wired, thinks of the Internet as a giant, complex movie or book that is endlessly fascinating.  You can read all 172 responses at the link below (scroll to the bottom), and tell me what you think in the comment section.


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