Some look to the skies and wonder how the stars operate. Whether they communicate, whether it all builds into a big, self-organizing, perhaps intelligent, system. Some look at our cells and think whether, if we can zoom deep enough, we can find a civilization sort of like our own. Some look at us, the seven billion people, the way we operate, organize, wondering whether we are, when combined, a being, a great mind with a life of its own, the parts making organs, corners making solar systems.
Deep algorithms control our lives in ways we can’t comprehend. Google is a far more powerful media space than any TV, print, radio or even government could ever dream. Just by a slight tweak of their algorithms, they could erase great knowledge, they could choose political, economical, industrial, winners or losers.