Come with me, oh followers!
Let us travel to a place where our thoughts, information, and ideas combine to form “a web of living thought”! The moment of super-psychic abilities is upon us! Soon, a synthesis will occur, and people from around the world – “different nations, races and cultures” – will upgrade their brains to be planetary in scope. Together, mankind will rise to “a high, new evolutionary plane, driven by a collective devotion to moral and juridical principles.” Now, there may be an apocalypse when we all fuse together into this “thinking circuit,” so hold on tight. The noosphere is upon us!
Oh wait, what are you saying, readers in North Korea? Africa? Rural India… rural EVERYWHERE? I can’t seem to hear you. Are you saying you don’t have access to the Internet? That you’re still trying to struggle into the info and cybersphere? That the divide is widening between us and that my optimistic language about a world evolution information revolution is reminding you of Gene Wilder in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
Well, you know, you really don’t count in this conversation anyway. I mean, other than you in North Korea with your bombs, we’re more interested in people who are already engaged and who have some kind of power. In fact, I seem to be mostly interested in overthrowing the old system, but kind of.. you know… keeping a lot of the North-South dynamics going. Think of this as globalization 2.0.
Let me begin again
Come with me oh
followers elites of the world!…
Ronfeldt and Arquilla, The Promise of noöpolitik