Is Hobbes the inevitable outcome of the Internet? (from David Weinberger)

I heard a speaker recently (he wants to remain anonymous) argue that because the Internet makes public our every regrettable photo and expression, we will see each other at our worst, and thus the Internet — and then the real-world social world — …

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I heard a speaker recently (he wants to remain anonymous) argue that because the Internet makes public our every regrettable photo and expression, we will see each other at our worst, and thus the Internet — and then the real-world social world — will become a  Hobbesian struggle of self-centered individuals in a war of all against all. Nasty, brutish, short, and did I mention nasty?

via hyperorg.com (JOHO the Blog)

Clue: the answer is “not necessarily”. Read the link for more.

Author: Ferdi Zebua

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