Benjamin Bratton Pens Planetary Sapience Manifesto

Picking up where (2016) left off, theorist Benjamin Bratton sketches a future of computation for Noema. Building on ideas from Marshall McLuhan and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, he articulates how "planetary sapience" pushes previous understandings of collective intelligence, computing power, and globalization into unsettling new territory-and takes stock of the implications.

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