Sunday, November 09, 2008

Gore: Obama Victory Proves Internet (My Invention) to Be True Messiah

Is Obama the Messiah?

No, says prophet Al Gore. The Internet is.

Gore says that the Obama victory shows that people can work together on the Internet to make "a collectively intelligent decision." And so the next project for collective intelligence is to address climate change, of course.

Um, has anyone told Mr. Gore what the predominant uses of the Internet are? Consider the following list and ask whether these are indications of collective intelligence:

  • celebrity gossip
  • sports fantasy leagues
  • social networking
  • porn
  • gambling
  • blogs like this one
We maintain that the Internet is essentially a new version of AM radio: massive amounts of advertising, some mindless entertainment, and lots of static.

Still, we want to take up Gore's challenge. So here's our contribution to the collectively intelligent decision on climate change.

What should we do about climate change? Adapt!


JB in CA said...

So let me get this straight. AM radio stations in your area have porn?

Anonymous said...

yes - the Eddy and Tracy show....WLW

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Note also endless spots for "gentlemen's clubs" on AM sports stations.