The word psychedelic means “mind manifesting” and nothing drags the human mind out where we can get a good look at it quite like the Internet. It’s not always pretty. But as a model of our collective consciousness it certainly deserves a blue ribbon. It’s largely full of porn and politics (in the broad sense), but no more so than most of the individual minds that it reflects. It’s a distorted mirror, for sure, but it’s also a focalizing lens. It’s a tool of connectivity that allows us to create community, and to build the interlocking islands of consensus and dissent that are necessary to foment a rich and multivalent cultural dialog. And with the rise of social networking we’ve finally begun to manifest, model, and manage the human hypermind itself! Facebook is primitive, and it’s distorted by greed. It will be supplanted by something far better. And someday that better thing will be abandoned in favor of its own successors, and so may it be forever. We’re moving in the right direction, at least. We’re becoming more deeply interconnected, more keenly aware of one another, more interdependent, and in the end, I believe, more whole.
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