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Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge – Aeon

Internet Archive – a short film about accessing knowledge – Aeon | cognition | Scoop.it
In this 13-minute documentary, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, describes his vision for universal access to all knowledge.
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‘The best way to preserve things is to make them accessible,’ he says, going on to note that the big experiment of giving everything away is proving effective.

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The Internet Could Crash, We need a Plan B

The Internet Could Crash, We need a Plan B | cognition | Scoop.it
In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billion
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William Daniel “Danny” Hillis is an American inventor, scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a company that developed the Connection Machine, a parallel supercomputer designed by Hillis at MIT.

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Sign in to read: The internet shows the messy truth about knowledge - opinion - 15 February 2012 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: The internet shows the messy truth about knowledge - opinion - 15 February 2012 - New Scientist | cognition | Scoop.it

IN RECENT years, controversies over issues ranging from the possibility of faster-than-light neutrinos to the wisdom of routine screening for prostate cancer have increasingly raged outside the boundaries of peer-reviewed journals, and involved experts, know-nothings and everyone in between. The resulting messiness is not the opposite of knowledge. In the internet age it is what knowledge looks like, and it is something to regret for a moment, but then embrace and celebrate. Knowledge is fast reshaping itself around its new, networked medium - thereby becoming closer to what it truly was all along.

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The interspecies internet? An idea in progress… | Video on TED.com

Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them?
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learning to interact beyond certain boundaries may be a first step towards reaching even further than this planet's confines.

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The Internet is the God We Create

The Internet is the God We Create | cognition | Scoop.it

The Futurica Trilogy is a work of philosophy, sociology and futurology in three closely related movements. 

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The first volume, The Netocrats, deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera.

The second volume, The Global Empire, explores the near future of political globalization and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity.

The third volume, The Body Machines, thoroughly deals with the demise of the Cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging technological paradigm. It explains why we’re all of us body machines, and why this is actually good news.

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Wildcat2030's curator insight, January 9, 2013 5:42 AM

The first volume, The Netocrats, deals with human history from the perspective of the new elite of Informationalism, the emerging society of information networks, shaped by digital interactivity, making prophecies about the digital future of politics, culture, economy, et cetera.

The second volume, The Global Empire, explores the near future of political globalization and the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for a world where global decision making is a necessity.

The third volume, The Body Machines, thoroughly deals with the demise of the Cartesian subject. It discusses the implications of a materialist image of humanity and explains how it relates to the new, emerging technological paradigm. It explains why we’re all of us body machines, and why this is actually good news.