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  1. Fred Thornton
    July 16, 2022 @ 9:29 am

    Eh, piffle. Silly question, easy answer. “The Internet” is evolution taking advantage of humanity’s technology to provide a new environment in which to do what evolution does: create newer and more complex forms of life from existing life. As we speak the proto-species Homo-Technoid is the emerging force on planet Earth: a collectivist critter more akin to hive dwelling insects than human beings, creatures whose personality is distributed across many physical bodies and whose cognitive functions originate from a remote location. The internet is simply the nervous system of the new life form. And I’m not sure we want to “reboot” it. Simply booting it out of our lives might well be the better choice.