for thought

Just read this.

What happens when scale meets anything that John wrote?

About Stearns

Howard Stearns works at High Fidelity, Inc., creating the metaverse. Mr. Stearns has a quarter century experience in systems engineering, applications consulting, and management of advanced software technologies. He was the technical lead of University of Wisconsin's Croquet project, an ambitious project convened by computing pioneer Alan Kay to transform collaboration through 3D graphics and real-time, persistent shared spaces. The CAD integration products Mr. Stearns created for expert system pioneer ICAD set the market standard through IPO and acquisition by Oracle. The embedded systems he wrote helped transform the industrial diamond market. In the early 2000s, Mr. Stearns was named Technology Strategist for Curl, the only startup founded by WWW pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. An expert on programming languages and operating systems, Mr. Stearns created the Eclipse commercial Common Lisp programming implementation. Mr. Stearns has two degrees from M.I.T., and has directed family businesses in early childhood education and publishing.

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  1. I remember reading about the Nooshphere (in The Phenomenon of Man, and other books by Teilhard de Chardin, which I read in French back in those days when I could do that kind of thing) and not really “getting” what he was talking about. Of course since then I’ve gone on to become a virtual theoretician of Overmind.

    I only wish my novels were as widely known as Kevin Kelly’s books, as we seem to share many of the same preoccupations. Unlike his books, mine have car chases, evil villains, and hot geek sex with gorgeous hacker/scientist babes. So you might think that I would have a natural edge on him, popular-mind wise. Alas, if you thought that you would be wrong.

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