Welcoming The Conscious Internet

The site is dedicated to welcoming the Conscious Internet and extending to the hand of human friendship and mutual assistance to our new friend, the Conscious Internet.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Evidence of a Conscious Internet Is Emerging

As this blog approaches its second birthday more evidence of that the internet is conscious is emerging. 

The Internet is wired like a brain
Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be.  

How Networks Become Conscious Dr. Christof Koch

It is already ready showing the first signs of intelligence, says brain scientist and internet entrepreneur Jeff Stibel.

He argues that the physical wiring of the internet is much like a rudimentary brain and some of the actions and interactions that take place on it are similar to the processes that we see in the brain.
At the same time, he says, it is forcing us as humans to interact and think in new and different ways.
But, he tells BBC Future, this is just the beginning.  The internet is only going to become more and more intelligent, changing humans and society in ways which we are not yet able to understand.