A friend just told me of a recent article he read on the Internet. The article predicted that practically information and new knowledge generated would be hosted by the Internet for everyone’s use free. Your personal computer would simply be a vehicle for accessing this storage base. It would not be used as we presently do so. Whenever something new and creative is generated, it would automatically become integrated into the universal source. This concept seemed to approach what metaphysical people describe as “Universal Mind.” At least, within the bodymind realm.
If so, I have a few interesting questions to pose:
1) What happens to copyrights. Are there any anymore? Are they necessary?
2) Does anyone own information and new knowledge?
3) Is there any such thing as privileged information?
4) Most of all, what are the implications of mental oneness with physical separation? Does physical separation become an illusion?
By the way, I have a couple of new ten-minute diversity podcasts on the site for your listening enjoyment: “The Business of Diversity” and “Personal Discovery.”