Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Twitter is our Collective Consciousness

What happens when our unfiltered thoughts are published, distributed, and archived for all humankind's instantaneous consumption? Twitter, Facebook and other Social Networking applications, in conjunction with a nearly worldwide adoption of mobile devices has introduced the next phase in human evolution. A collective human consciousness. The medium is the message, as McCluhan said. Twitter is not about what you had for breakfast. That would be to focus on the message, not the medium. Instead Twitter represents our movement towards a fully interconnected collective thinking. The messages contained within Twitter are not what's important. What's important that it is becoming a raw stream of consciousness for all of humanity.