Monday, February 09, 2009

'Extensions' of our senses

Books 2 Byte
The Race for Perfect
Steve Hamm
( http://www.tatamcgrawhill.com/)

Digital serpent swallowing its own tail

Think of the ouroboros, the ancient symbol of a serpent swallowing its own tail and forming a circle, invites Steve Hamm in The Race for Perfect: Inside the quest to design the ultimate portable computer. “It’s interpreted as the symbol for consciousness by some people, and infinity by others. Today, thanks to portable computers and all of the technology that surrounds them , information and consciousness are flowing, like the serpent, in an infinite, self-fulfilling loop.”

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