Kevin Kelly says we are approaching to the next epoch, where “its and bits” are one and the same.
“As this discontinuity between the realm of the physical and the realm of the immaterial is erased, scientists have began to re-envision the laws of physics as complex algorithms of code.”
“Within the realm of the real, we, the physical, are not set apart, but dwell in a continuum.”
“Bit by bit technology illuminates the continuum that connects everything. In the usual self-amplifying circle of upcreation, each advance in knowledge also facilitates new inventions, unleashing yet more revealing technology. While our system of science can increase ignorance faster than it can increase knowledge, new instruments amplify our ways of seeing and powers of systemic thinking. New tools fatten our collective memory and deepen our understanding. Just as the technium is currently in the process of connecting all humans to each other (via the internet), and all devices to each other (ditto), it is also in the process of connecting each idea to all other ideas, so that there is a one unified body of knowledge.
Over the long haul, as the technium becomes more complex, accelerated and sentient, technology tends toward consilience.”