Ask A Genius 217 – The Blob Makes a Comeback

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Ask A Genius 217 – The Blob Makes a Comeback

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 3, 2017

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Rick Rosner: The one making the willed decisions or perhaps you’ve got an agglomeration of joined selves that in combination make the willed decisions.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: And what is this entity?

Rick Rosner: We’ve been talking about a thing called, that we call “the Blob,” but it has aspects of the cloud, it’s got aspects of social media, it’ll be big patches of the planet-wide computing structure. I don’t know.

I doubt that the entire planet will be covered by a unitary computing or information processing entity. That seems like a bad idea and also seems like it won’t happen.  But there will be entities that act in more or less unitary ways as if there is a single entity consisting of many different information processing parts.

I don’t want to say nodes but the thing that can unify itself across a bunch of information processing machinery whether organic or mechanical or both and act as an entity to preserve, protect, preserve and protect itself and its components and then do for itself in the world and you might have several of these, you might have billions of these; interacting with each other, merging with each other.

There will probably be a judge if not a single worldwide information processing infrastructure. I mean you might have that but on the other hand you might have one of the world’s biggest ones that covers most of the planet then you’ll have smaller ones in places that have willfully isolated themselves.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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