The Technium: What Books Will Become

Posted: March 12, 2012 in Ideas, Story

“This deep rich hyperlinking will weave all networked books into one large meta-book, the universal library. Over the next century, scholars and fans, aided by computational algorithms, will knit together the books of the world into a single networked literature. A reader will be able to generate a social graph of an idea, or a timeline of a concept, or a networked map of influence for any notion in the library. We’ll come to understand that no work, no idea, stands alone, but that all good, true and beautiful things are networks, ecosystems of intertwingled parts, related entities and similar works.”

via The Technium: What Books Will Become.

People can contribute in the ongoing evolution of ideas, enriching this plexus of the best of human minds. lw

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