World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet

Michael Chorost

What if electronic conversation felt as genuine as being touched?

This query led Michael Chorost to discover profound new principles brought on through lab study around the globe, and the result's the booklet you presently carry. magnificent and momentous, World huge brain takes mind-to-mind conversation out of the area of technological know-how fiction and divulges how we're at the verge of an intensive new knowing of human interaction.

Chorost himself has desktops in his head that allow him to listen to: cochlear implants. Drawing on that have, he proposes that our Paleolithic our bodies and our Pentium chips will be bodily merged, and he explores the applied sciences which could do it. He visits engineers construction wearable pcs that permit humans to be on-line each waking second, and scientists engaged on implanted chips that may permit paralysis sufferers converse. completely new neural interfaces are being constructed that allow desktops learn and change neural job in extraordinary detail.

But we know how addictive the net is. Chorost explains the dependancy: he information the biochemistry of what makes you starvation to the touch your iPhone and cost your e-mail. He proposes how lets layout a mind-to-mind expertise that may allow us to reconnect with bodies and increase our relations. With such applied sciences, shall we in achieving a collective consciousness—a worldwide brain. And it'd be humankind’s subsequent evolutionary step.

With bold and sensitivity, Chorost writes approximately how he discovered how one can improve his personal relationships by means of attending workshops educating the facility of contact. He realized the best way to deliver expertise and verbal exchange jointly to discover real love, and his tale exhibits how we will grasp know-how to make ourselves extra human instead of less.

World vast brain offers a brand new knowing of ways we converse, what we have to attach totally with each other, and the way our habit to e-mail and texting may be countered with applied sciences that positioned us—literally—in each one other’s minds.

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