The Internet is a the virtual manifestation of our collective consciousness. as it grows as an entity in size and capability it is also becoming more intelligent and more important to our every day lives. Jeff Sibel has some interesting theories on where the internet is going and how we will interact with it in the near future as it begins showing signs of its own awareness and intelligence.
Will the internet become conscious?
The internet is a new lifeform that shows the first signs of intelligence. So says brain scientist and serial entrepreneur Jeff Stibel.
He argues that the physical wiring of the internet is much like a rudimentary brain and some of the actions and interactions that take place on it are similar to the processes that we see in the brain.
At the same time, he says, it is forcing us as humans to interact and think in new and different ways.
But, he tells BBC Future, this is just the beginning. The internet is only going to become more and more intelligent, changing humans and society in ways which we are not yet able to understand.
Read more and see Jeff’s Interview with the BBC HERE