This article prompted me to think about the death of coincidence again.
I have been thinking about this for some time now and I am not quite sure where this is going, but I think it’s still worth posting. Would be good to hear what people think.
What if Web 3.0 the so-called “semantic web” becomes so sophisticated that there is not going to be any error when searching online; it’s like things are finding us.
What if mobile devices become so sophisticated that people always know where anyone is at any given time.
Will people still stumble across random stuff? Find out things that haven’t been recommended to them based on their cultural DNA? Amazon second-guesses my taste in books and music. Pandora suggests music based on what I like. Will we expand our knowledge and likes or will it be a case of just finding more of the same. We won’t just chance across things we didn’t know we liked.
It’s like life being on shuffle.
Or is the opposite the case, that coincidence is encouraged by connecting more and more people with the same interests?