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David Weinberger predicts the end of the Internet

David Weinberger
We know David Weinberger as a renowned futurist and business visionary. We probably know him best as the co-author of the Internet marketing bestseller, "The Cluetrain Manifesto."

But David, whose life's work has focused on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, and society, is now predicting the Internet's demise. You can listen to it all in our podcast interview with him, or get the full transcript.

David made some provocative, yet hard-to-argue-with propositions about the end of the Internet as we know it -- and why it might have happened already.

He also argued why miscellany benefits us in our digital world, and why authenticity is meaningless, the subject of his latest book, "Everything is Miscellaneous."

He challenged the use of the word "community." And he revealed the premise behind his forthcoming book which he plans to title "Too Big to Know."

Click play above to hear it all. For more from David, you can read his blog,, and follow him on Twitter @dweinberger.

Thanks again, David, for taking our interview.

1 comment:

David said...

Thanks for the opportunity to spout.

But, just to be clear, I am not predicting the end of the Internet. In the interview, I express a fear that we could lose the Net if we don't make the right policy choices. At the moment, I'm gloomy about our ability to do so, but that does not rise to the level of a prediction.

I don't know what will happen, because it's up to us to choose what will happen.


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