In reply to: Re: A great world brain coming into being.. posted by Joseph Nechvatal on April 08, 1996 at 11:55:25:
: Nevertheless, for those grappling with the same constellation of problems, or similarly suspended between disappointed utopianism and refused millenial dispair, it is hard to see how a procrastinating use of information technology today could not fail to provok critical thinking about collectivity, yet perhaps in a rather tried & true way which we might find boring.
: Do you (all) find it intellectually stimulating to attempt a metaphysical understanding of the web and about how those types of arguments open out and develop in a provisional and suggestive way? Or do you take a more practicle view of the net?
: Yes, stimulating in the metaphysical sense.