I’m a little obsessed by the notion of a noosphere, a humming hivemind – not a humdrum, roaring average, but rather a superlinear interwoven sum of wits.
The Bible has this quality, with its sea of voices that are unabashedly inconsistent and yet superhumanly wise. But what I find most unsettling about the Bible is its lack of humor. To my knowledge, there’s not a jot of wit, humor or silliness in the whole thing. Perhaps this befits something with a purpose greater than simply sublime literature, but that dehumanizes it to me.
So, it’s endearing and cheering to see that Google can giggle [from autocompleteme.com]:
Though more soberingly, see what boyfriends and girlfriends search for.