Outlook: Cloudy: Floating up into the cybersphere

Just finished watching/reading David Gelernter being interviewed by John Markoff and Clay Shirky. Spellbinding.

You can find the entire interview here in Edge. Thank you everyone at Edge.

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Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to run across a good deal of Gelernter’s works; Mirror Worlds was probably my favourite, though Muse in the Machine sometimes ran it pretty close.

If you want a quick taste of the way he thinks, take a look at the manifesto he wrote nearly a decade ago. How he visualised clouds and lifestreaming, in the same way as he visualised the Web and java a decade earlier.

I’m not going to say any more, I don’t want to spoil things for you. Just read it. While I go off and dig up my battered copy of Mirror Worlds to read again.

4 thoughts on “Outlook: Cloudy: Floating up into the cybersphere”

  1. I am now moving Mirror Worlds out of my book shelf to my night stand to re-read. Thanks for the pointer to this, I completely missed it.

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