About 20 years ago my techno-utopian friends in California began to have a strange glint in their eye. It’s the sort of glint people acquire after joining a religious cult, and they were obsessed with a new idea. What they believed was that with so many people now communicating via the internet, what they called a “Hive Mind” was beginning to emerge. And from this we could derive people’s thoughts and intentions.
Some even hoped it would help replace today’s … Read More