michael caputo on Fri, 28 Dec 2007 02:37:29 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> "Google distorts reality"

i do agree with this idea of substituting IBM, Microsoft, CIA, MI5, VISA,
T-COM, The Chinese Communist Party, etc, etc for Google, the text would read
largely the same...but these groups differ in the way that google (and its
party members) us, function in a communicative, un-suppressive manner, its a
form of controlled voluntarism...mediated in someway by an unobtrusive control
group...and isn't google(internet, web) itself the very extension of the people
immediately around you? ie. global community, haven't we just broadened our
network, granted, there is more congestion and verbiage, but then the argument
that, we should still be living fire side in a cave in groupings of 12 to 18
could prove to be a more productive system for understanding the world around

On Dec 27, 2007 2:40 PM, michael caputo <michaeljudecaputo@gmail.com> wrote:

> its actually comical how accurate science fiction has proven to be, i once
> remember reading somewhere that there is more truth to be revealed in
> fiction then that of non-fiction...maybe science fiction is this bridge...is
> google the equivalent to George Orwell's "ministry of truth"?

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