Friday, February 8, 2013
Asylum Walk (37)
The Internet/brain analogy is overworked. Consider its usefulness and limitations:
The Internet is analagous to the developing human brain in terms of its constantly proliferating pathways and their generated variations in content/patterns/associations.
It is not analagous in that it is not constrained by the need to produce coherent overall behaviour that allows it to survive.
Imagine an Internet that at every moment had choices available to it that could irreparably harm or even end it? A World Wide Web that could forego feeding itself? Stick its finger into a light socket? Step in front of a car? Hang itself?
Leave its present life and become a waiter in Milwaukee?