Monday, 1 November 2004

Wired News: Smart Web Changes World

...again! Such vacuous statements tend to indicate a lack of real news because, unlike most other disciplines, when Internet strategists look further ahead, they lose credibility. Sure, we can all see the potential for mobile comms, and a better, smarter Internet. But the Internet is the new frontier, and like any frontier, it's bigger on ideas than delivery. It still delivers, but in a highly evolutionary way - lots of mistakes, with the odd spurt of growth. Also, unlike any frontier before, it is not constrained by physical geography, but by the evolution of society's thought, as a whole (yes, including those people who aren't online - precisely because they aren't online!).

Between where we are now and Gaia we have to evolve as a global, connected society.

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