Thursday, April 10, 2008
THE WORLD WIDE BRAIN!
Goertzel so forcefully pushes his idea as inevitable fact that it sounded almost like a movie. So I made a movie poster. His ideas are credible, and, in fact, his comparison of web pages to neurons is fairly persuasive (one could even substitute computer users for forms of neurons, i.e., an event occurs on the web causing numerous users to react in a certain way, much like and neuron firing). His method of discussion, though, sounds more like science fiction and consists of examples made to fit the theory rather than the other way around.
Fractal background image from http://flowtv.org/?p=850.