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  • Xodia
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    Originally posted by robosycho
    I have just one question for you: Why in the name of all that is holy would Wired know something about human sociology? That entire site has about three worthwhile postings on it. Mostly having to do with other countries. And biased beyond belief.

    I give them a little credit for being up to date with the current happenings, but beyond headlines thats little more than a political soapbox.
    I always liked Wired.

    This isn't a sociological issue that Wired is presenting as fact. Wired frequently runs things like this to spur on interesting discussion from people in the particular field. In this instance they say "Cyberspace is dead" then interview people that would obviously love to rename it to see what they would say. Its interesting, but not too be taken too seriously.

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  • haden
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    the world is of a anime called dot hack

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  • robosycho
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    I have just one question for you: Why in the name of all that is holy would Wired know something about human sociology? That entire site has about three worthwhile postings on it. Mostly having to do with other countries. And biased beyond belief.

    I give them a little credit for being up to date with the current happenings, but beyond headlines thats little more than a political soapbox.

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  • blauman
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    Originally posted by oz0ne
    How about ecybertechnosteamingpileofdogcrap.
    Why does "the media" need to prefix everything with e, cyber, or and tech?
    I'm sure I have left out several annoying prefixes...feel free to add yours below.
    We do not need to think in the change of thing because change happens regarless, and so far I think the cyberspace word is still going to be on use for longer yet to come.

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  • oz0ne
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    Cyberspace was stillborn

    How about ecybertechnosteamingpileofdogcrap.
    Why does "the media" need to prefix everything with e, cyber, or and tech?
    I'm sure I have left out several annoying prefixes...feel free to add yours below.

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  • klepto
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    The World sounds too military-like

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  • Samurai Drifter
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    Originally posted by bascule
    Ha ha ha... I like that one. If only that guy knew how many people would be amused if they called it that.

    Seriously though, I vote to call it "the seedier side of life...with a geek twist!"

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  • eris
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    I still approve of William Gibson's characterization...


    Consensual Hallucination (ConHal or slurred, the Conal)

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  • astcell
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    Online. IRL is offline.

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  • renderman
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    Originally posted by Xodia
    As hackers we all like old movies, think alot, and are raving political lunatics. I propose a simple naming scheme for the new internet.

    Take one part scary totalitarian government overtone, "Global", one part philosophical jibber jabber, "Cognizance", and for the finishing touch use a classic movie reference, "Thunderdome".

    I propose that the internet should be called the "Global Cognizance Thunderdome". It makes a good acronym for use when the man starts bringing the brothers down, "Bernie, we hear that lately the NSA has been monitoring your messages over the GCT..."
    You put entirely too much thought into that. Whatever your on, cut the dosage and sent the remainder to me.

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  • Xodia
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    As hackers we all like old movies, think alot, and are raving political lunatics. I propose a simple naming scheme for the new internet.

    Take one part scary totalitarian government overtone, "Global", one part philosophical jibber jabber, "Cognizance", and for the finishing touch use a classic movie reference, "Thunderdome".

    I propose that the internet should be called the "Global Cognizance Thunderdome". It makes a good acronym for use when the man starts bringing the brothers down, "Bernie, we hear that lately the NSA has been monitoring your messages over the GCT..."

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    while the term cyberspace may be dead (or dying) i don't see its expiration creating a cultural vacuum. in the future, the entire IP based communication infrastructure will not even be regarded in a distinct way.

    many people have used the analogy of the power grid... to someone from the mid-19th century, this is an astonishing development and something that would stick out in their mind (i.e. - power lines and huge towers dotting the landscape, infrastructure in people's houses, etc etc etc) while our generation barely takes notice of such things. this analogy applies to the internet/cyberspace as well. our children (and especially their children) will not regard it with the same mental categorization that we do.

    if it's talked about in a direct way at all in the future i believe it will likely just be "the net" ... one all-consuming network that powers and supports everything. long live IP... it's imperfect but gloriously simple and capable. (noobs who have never read the World of Ends piece should put down their crack pipes and their beer bongs and do so right now to fully understand what those of us who praise TCP/IP mean)

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  • skroo
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    'Heap of shit'.

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  • klepto
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    Controlled Chaos

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  • renderman
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    Originally posted by Voltage Spike
    As for Renderman's suggestion, Wired has a link to something called "Inforporn" on the side ... that sounds about right.
    Which has nothing to do with what it sounds like it should (yes I checked).

    I keep thinking back to the Futurama episode where the crew goes 'online' VR style and at one point Fry exclaims 'Thanks to the internet, I'm now bored with sex'.

    Other ideas:
    Pr0n-o-rama?
    Spamfarm?
    Ad-world?

    If the Internet is the sum of human knowledge, we know an awful lot about 'me too!'

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