The Third Culture

The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are.

The dreams of network utopians vs. the realists.  Is the Internet is a medium of emancipation and of revolution – or a tool of control and repression?  Did Twitter and Facebook have stoke the flames of rebellion in Iran, or did they help the authorities unmask the rebels? 

http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge316.html#tc

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