Building One Big Brain

Is the Internet chipping away at our capacity for concentration and contemplation? That’s what Nicholas Carr wonders in his book “The Shallows”.

Will we end up ‘plugged in’ to a gigantic computer a la Matrix?

“What sort of human existence is implied by the ongoing construction of a social brain; and, within the constraints of that brain, how much room is there to choose our fate?”

More here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/the-web-we-weave/

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