Sep 14, 2004

Wind, Sand, and Stars

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures - in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Why do I think that by studying communicaton technology we can glipse on the future of mankind?

Becouse communication increases coopearation, and expanding cooperation is what differentiates humans from animals. Sure, they cooperate as well - but we do it on such a larger scale. Speech and its offsprings, from alphabet to print and Internet allowed us to build the civilisation - and will likely carry us forward towards the Singularity.

Just keep on talkin' will be enough for a world to change.

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