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The Machine Is Changing Us

2/14/2008 5:16:11 PM

Tags: Big Think, communication, technology, politics,

I’ve been spending far too much time lately on the website Big Think. The site has a mass of videos with smart people ruminating on important questions. Politicos like Ted Kennedy and Dennis Ross mull over questions of education and foreign affairs, while Deepak Chopra and Steven Pinker ponder the meaning of humanity’s existence. It’s is a marvel of modern communication, like a YouTube for smart people.

One of my favorite bloggers, Jason Kottke, considers what this mass of communication means to the people in the video you can see below. 

Bennett Gordon

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