You see brilliance, I see a bottleneck.
Mitch shows us this Information R/evolution video, from the people who made The Machine is Us/ing Us. He says it’s a “drop everything” video– but me, I see a loss of control.
With increasing amounts of information, only larger infrastructures can handle indexing it– with where you’re being sent controlled Google, del.icio.us, etc., leaving the power in the hands of the few, not the many as we intended it.
With blogs, with Stumbleupon, with Digg, we keep the power. With structures that ask us our preferences, we can keep our human dignity.
When everything is miscellaneous, nothing is fathomable… and machines can become G-d.
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