Can the Hyperarchive Make Our Choices for Us?

Well, according to chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, we at least want it to.  Read  William Gibson’s interesting op-ed piece on Schmidt’s statement and some of its implications here. Most of what he is talking about is old hat to most, but I esp. like the fact that he more-or-less says that google is a super-organism, and an Artificial Intelligence, even if it in no way resembles what we imagined AI to be.  Furthermore, it means the archive is alive!  It’s alive!  Are we all royally screwed? or is the hyperarchive just going to have a really hard time choosing where it itself is going to eat dinner.  Let’s hope so (so many choices. . .).

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