Can the Internet cope with stress?

  • Andreas Martin Lisewski

Abstract

When will the Internet wake up and become aware of itself? In this note the problem is approached by asking an alternative question: Can the Internet cope with stress? By extrapolating the psychological difference between coping and defense mechanisms, a distributed software experiment is outlined which could reject the hypothesis that the Internet is not a conscious entity.
Published
2007-06-04
How to Cite
Lisewski, A. M. (2007). Can the Internet cope with stress?. First Monday, 12(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i9.2002