2005 – 15% of world population connected to internet
2015 – 42%.
When users are connected to the internet, FireChat works like any other messaging app. But when the signal is weak or absent, it comes into its own, using Bluetooth or Wi-fi to bounce messages between phones until it can find an internet connection and be whisked off to its intended recipient.
one of my theories is when population hits 10 billion (forecast to be in 2050), emergent global brain events will begin to occur.
Looks like a unique opportunity to add more granularity to early BCI studies.
From MIT Senseable City Lab. Visualizing Internet data traffic, but what does it say about collective mental activity?
All my fake friends and all of their noise, complain about work
They’re studying business, I study the floor, and you haven’t stopped smoking all night.
Maybe the Internet raised us, or maybe people are jerks.
A World Alone
“By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network.”
“Weathercloud is road weather intelligence.” This one resonates in Colorado, land of microclimates.
An awareness module, with a business model and creepy undertones, but still.