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The Internet is great but very often people filter
out smart people. That kind of behavior is easily
observed and quite common. I know a fellow who
once told me "nature conspires against intelligence"
because it disrupts the status quo. There are whole
countries that attempt to filter the Internet today,
so none of this is theoretical and there is quite a
bit of money to be made to enable systems to keep
people isolated in smarter ways.
I didn't say I like that; just observing the behaviors
and noting that as the predation becomes smarter, it
may be very useful to do that. Many people already
have 'twit lists' and many smart people already miss
'important information' because of the filters. Many
smart sources of information can't be accessed because
the filters are rather dumb. Given those kinds of
ecological pressures, one would expect to see rapid
From: Razvan MIHAIU [mailto:email@example.com]
If you limit the communication is any way inevitably some smart
people will remain outside your world. Not to mention the disaster that
will struck your world when the selection criteria goes out of hand.
This is why I say that Internet is great.