What does it all mean?
Printing press analogy. Press changed the way we saw the world. We’ll have similar shift in the future (long term). But: they used to burn heretics as well. Not everyone will want to adopt this.
7 years since Cluetrain: lots of stuff is still the same
Change will not happen thanks to tech.
- Hierarchy is the only way to organize stuff, from church through military, etc. but: hyperlinks subvert hierarchy. Once people start employing them it has a disruptive effect, breaking though hierarchies.
- If we take certain steps we’ll be successful. But success got scrambled.
- Cartesian anxiety: stress due to separation of individual and rest of the world (perspective). Misunderstanding of evolution, it should be about passing around what works (faster), not killing off the weak.
“It’s easier to do good than to do bad” — Jimmy Wales
LOVE: that’s what makes the internet hang together (and it’s not about the huge amounts of porn). Tolerance, the need to connect. Reboot is very much about this.
Internet creates opportunities for better understanding of shared meaning.
Everything is motivated by love or fear and fear is just absence of love.
He didn’t get where he was today… by using fear.
Collusion: people don’t want to admit to what they’re doing is wrong.
Anarchy actually means the ultimate in democracy. Is it so bad to fragment huge institutions.
Every society has people that see themselves as maintainers of order (although they don’t know what that order is).
The web cuts out the middle men (maintainers of order).
The idea that the online world is immature and dangerous is wrong. Google never forgets. Think about the stuff you say.
Don’t complain, don’t say no.
Do the right thing.
Stating the obvious, say the way you think the world should be and it’ll turn out that way.
Seeing something interesting, then judging yourself if it’s valuable enough and publishing it. Other people doing the same as an effect and on and on.
It’s not about tech. but it isn’t utopia either. You should take responsibility for what you do.
Dalai Lama quote: it’s about relationships and being social.