Cyborg logs and collective stream of (de)consciousness capture for producing attribution-free informatic content such as cyborglogs

  • Steve Mann

Abstract

Various forms of apparatus for a new kind of wiki or blog (weblog) are described. In particular, ways of bringing together a collective deconsciousness are presented. The systems works with CyborgLogs (cyborglogs or "glogs") from a community of portable computer users, or it can also be used with a mixture of portable (handheld or wearable), mobile (automotive, boat, van, or utility vehicle), or base-station (home, office, public space, etc.) systems. The system enables a community to exist without conscious thought or effort on the part of the individual participants. Because of the participants' ability to constantly experience the world through the apparatus, the apparatus can behave as a true extension of the participants' mind and body, giving rise to a new kind of collective experience. In other embodiments, the system may operate without the need for participants to bear any kind of technological prosthesis.
Published
2003-02-03
How to Cite
Mann, S. (2003). Cyborg logs and collective stream of (de)consciousness capture for producing attribution-free informatic content such as cyborglogs. First Monday, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v8i2.1030