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Daily Dose of Cosmic Horror

Your daily dose of science fictionesqe cosmic horror:

I hear a lot of references to things like hive-minds (a concept that is seldom well presented) or the internet “waking up” someday and beginning to have thoughts of “its own”.

I submit to you that this has already largely happened. It’s just not the profound/powerful event that people suppose – instead it’s banal. Look at the comment threads under any given article written by actual single human beings and notice the difference between something authored by a person with a name and something authored by “the internet”. Look at the uniformity, across articles and topics of the nature of the comment thread spam.

We’ve already met the “hive mind” of internet connected humanity. It isn’t deep, it isn’t bright, it isn’t even sane. It’s this guy: