October 22, 2012
Mind in The Cloud
The individual mind is immanent but not only in the body. It is immanent also in pathways and messages outside the body; and there is a larger Mind of which the individual mind is only a subsystem. – Gregory Bateson
We are entering an era of unprecedented access to external storage. I think that we are at the beginnings of a new mode of consciousness.
While our user’s information is inaccessible, SpiderOak spends a lot of time and resources making company information available.
Bruce Sterling (that smirking twit) imagines tracking objects: Spime. But we have the resources to track ideas. Who would have imagined Amazon Reviews becoming a literary form? A modern book is more than a physical artifact. It becomes enfolded in a cloud of comment and interpretation.
For a person of degraded sensibilities, as I am, YouTube becomes a primary repository of music. Incredible new forms are evolving: