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Decompression Sickness, Distributed Knowledge

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hey all,

there will be more coming on what i’ve been up to during the absence (which mostly involves a lot of moving, working, and sleepiing), and the exciting changes in store for culturshock in the near future.  For now, I want to jump right into a topic that I’ve spent a few days pondering about.

It’s no secret that technology has changed the very fabric of our world, how we interact with it, how we model it, and how lives are built around it.  The original example I came across while chatting with a friend was transportation. Namely, how the transportation technologies that have permeated our existence have radically altered human perceptions of distance.

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Written by jon.

May 20, 2008 at 10:14 pm