Love it. You have tapped into my deepest thoughts. Sounds like it would almost have made altc worth going to.

My concerns are, of course, a) what does it mean for me, and b) what does it mean for education. I don’t know the answer to b), but I think the answer to a) is localisation, aka small world networks to filter the crap. When the big boys won’t let us do that, we have to move to newer, smaller, non-free services (so we are not the product). In doing this we lose the bigger picture, but we gain our sanity/humanity. I wrote about this yesterday before I had read your post: http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/a-vision-of-future.html
Now it feels that you have given my thoughts legitimacy.