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Is the Internet Changing the Way We Think?

Is the Internet Changing the Way We Think?

May 9, 2011-- Each year, Edge.org poses a provocatively deep question to visionaries in science and culture. Last year, it collected 168 essays relating to the question, "How is the Internet changing the way you think?" In answer, academics, scientists and philosophers responded with musings on the Internet enabling telecommunication, or functioning as a sort of prosthesis, or robbing us of our old, linear mode of thinking. Responses alternate between the quirky and the profound; the Atlantic Wire excerpts some of the more piquant answers. (5225 reads)


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