The Semantic Sphere 1: Computation, Cognition and Information Economy
Copyright © ISTE Ltd 2011
Author(s): Pierre Lévy
Published Online: 23 JAN 2013 11:16PM EST
Print ISBN: 9781848212510
Online ISBN: 9781118601471
About this Book
The new digital media offers us an unprecedented memory capacity, an ubiquitous communication channel and a growing computing power. How can we exploit this medium to augment our personal and social cognitive processes at the service of human development? Combining a deep knowledge of humanities and social sciences as well as a real familiarity with computer science issues, this book explains the collaborative construction of a global hypercortex coordinated by a computable metalanguage. By recognizing fully the symbolic and social nature of human cognition, we could transform our current opaque global brain into a reflexive collective intelligence.