October 31, 2004
I've posted a comment over at David Pollard's How to Save the World where he lands in the middle of the target of one of the most promising, and perplexing, questions for the Information & Attention Age:
How do we contact and filter the network that is Out There?
What do you think is possible? And valuable? Who could you find, and who could find you, in a globally wired population? As an extravert, and a personal coach, and an optimiser wired to seek novelty, I often tell myself I can never be bored or lonely on a planet carrying so many different humans, each embedded in his/her own comprehensive and interlocking world. 6,397,446,145 people. And counting. Click for the number Right Now. Don't be satisfied with old news.
This conversation will continue. Good&Happy is stoked on the subject.
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UPDATE -- Just one of our 6,397,536,919 neighbors, willing to demonstrate counting for anthropologists studying the Mundurukú. Are we not all rich in each other? from languagelog "Language, thought and counting in Amazonia" (October 30, 2004).