Heat Death of the Internet


Not to be pedantic but this article describes the world wide world not the Internet. While this dystopian future emerges for the humans using the web, there’s a golden age for the machines using the Internet. Sensors livestream the status of every streetlight in world, the levels of microplastics in the ocean, the heart rate and step count of millions of people. Powerful machine learning algorithms analyse huge amount of data and spot patterns showing how the physical world is interconnected in ways beyond human comprehension.