Monday, 9 July 2012

More than just a fiction of science becoming reality

It seems amazing to me that Primae Noctis is finally on its way to gaining a proper, independent distribution and people that I don't even know are already beginning to back the project on Kickstarter. The technologies of self-promotion and the ability to connect with others that the Internet provides are truly amazing, especially when one considers how recent a development that most of them are.

The complexity of our digital connections can be so overwhelming at times, but it is truly a blessing for those of us who are seeking to share ideas and spread the word about our new creations. I am also finding time to probe deeper into the sociological aspects of this meta-connectedness, and have a sense that many people have been wondering for some time about what the next evolutionary step for the Internet might be.

One question that comes to mind is if the Internet will continue to be a thing that people are truly aware or conscious of as an entity? Might our increasing levels of connectedness eventually relegate the concept of Internet to the manner of an appliance or tool to the point where it isn't even named?  Could the Internet eventually become our all-encompassing state or nation, to which we pledge allegiance to and all consider ourselves citizens of?  Or could the freedom that we see before us turn sour and become a far more restrictive place that seeks to limit our connectedness rather than enhance it?

For the moment, having just achieved permanent residency in cyberspace and looking forward to achieving my own digital dreams, I'm very content to imagine the possibilities, just as an early arrival to New York in the early 20th century might have gazed upon the Statue of Liberty or the early skyscrapers of Manhattan.

For the first time in a long time, I again believe that anything is possible and that nothing is fiction.

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