Tuesday, December 25, 2007

So, what do you node?


Hi Blog,

The hypocrite that I am, I'm going to illustrate an interesting point made by one of technology's renown critics/commentators, Nicholas Carr. In a brief interview in the Jan '08 issue of WIRED magazine he says:
"Carr: The scariest thing about Stanley Kubrick's vision wasn't that computers started to act like people but that people had started to act like computers. We're beginning to process information as if we're nodes; it's all about the speed of locating and reading data. We're transferring our intelligence into the machine, and the machine is transferring its way of thinking into us."
I couldn't agree with this more. I'm logging off now...

Full interview here.

2 comments:

Alex G. said...

Oh maaan...this is so true and scary at the same time. Never realized how prescient Kubrik was...

Nicholas Rucka said...

Definitely. Nicholas Carr has some other interesting bon mots on his blog. Worth a gander. (Check out 'slutbot'.)