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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Periodic table of the internet

Periodic table of the internet

A periodic table of the most popular websites on the internet. websites are categorized according to search engines, internet tools, site ranking, aggregators, web comics, productivity & so on. For those interested, Internet has already been drawn as a world map, a metro map, a mindmap, a network map & a logo map. even an alternative periodic table exists.

Somehow there is a certain kind of luster in visualizing the internet world as a natural world. I guess it gives us some comfort, makes us feel less insecure. Is this the start of a realization that the internet is in fact nature? I mean, how far do we want to take the metaphor? How long do we plan to continue making corny internet-as-natural-phenomenon jokes? I’d say lets get some real work done and start reorganizing some university physics departments today!

Via Infosthetics. Related: Real Nature is not Green.

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