I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Google

by alphamonkey on October 3, 2006 · 3 comments

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Bruce Sterling wrote this short piece for the September issue of New Scientist magazine, and it’s definately worth the read.  Behold the digital landscape of 2026 with ”I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by Google


If you don’t count wall-graffiti (good old spray paint), we have no means to spontaneously express ourselves. We can’t “find ourselves” – the market’s already found us and filled us with map pins.


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  • fantastic duck

    interesting

  • Bill Bixby

    Neat short story by a great author.

  • the stillborn

    “Wonder-World of Witchcraft” – the game mechanics of these games are made to steal time, but more important as Sterling points towards, they steal mental space and meaning. Totally using and playing with the consumer desires we’re filled up with today.

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