regarding the last topic, going a little bit science fiction now, imagine that same as non of our individual neurons is really responsible for any specific part of our consciousness as much as it is the huge messy topology of the connections that presumably defines it, perhaps the messy structure of the information flow in the internet helps keep this global consciousness safe. human friendships and family relationships provide the locality needed for efficient context sensitive knowledge storage units. distant relationships that link this local islands in many parallel arches are backbones for transferring bits of consciousness.
then, if so, i would strongly encourage not to force any centralization or structure to the web and social networks of the world. let’s rather let the underlying physical support for global consciousness organically grow and evolve into a robust framework, and the global consciousness itself grow and evolve with it.
that would benefit us. after all, we as individuals need each other and need a global consciousness as much as your individual cells need each other and eventually benefit from thinking of themselves globally as a you. if we do so, it might also mean that we humans and our delusion of invaluable importance is just an anecdotical mechanism in the evolution of consciousness. and i stop here and let the fantasy of global self aware global being to the science fiction fanboys.
and this was my geeky-nerdy contribution of the month. now, but to life