Hive Mind

Right in tune with my uneasyness about the whole Net 2.0 debate, I’ve found the “Digital Maoism” essay by Jaron Lanier (a translation ran in the german Süddeutsche Zeitung). It’s well worth a read.

The beauty of the Internet is that it connects people. The value is in the other people. If we start to believe that the Internet itself is an entity that has something to say, we’re devaluing those people and making ourselves into idiots.

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