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Federated Republic of Sean @freakazoid

We have built a globe-spanning brain capable of transmitting the knowledge of the world's best thinkers and institutions to the whole human population, but 99.9% of what goes across it is garbage.

This would seem to imply that there is an opportunity for cultures that value learning to vastly outstrip anti-intellectual cultures due to the increased availability of knowledge, even when the anti-intellectual culture has a significant economic head start.

@freakazoid this comes off as yet another classist whiny anti-pop culture take by a nerd guy rather than what it should be, talking about how 99.9% of the internet is corporate garbage meant to extract data and doesn't care about you except as a way to create value for shareholders

@freakazoid Yes! The "globe-spanning brain" has become the "globe-spamming brain"!