Some of you have been asking me about the name of this blog. Why mindblob? Where does that name come from? Well, it's a metaphor that came to me as the mix of 2 ideas:
1. - It's a fact, we are now all "linked" through the internet. The image of humans' brains inter-connected via the web, lead me to the consciousness that this was going to be the roots a new kind of social communication. Distance (and time) don't matter anymore. Ideas are given a "way out" of our own minds. Our thoughts can float on the web until others meet them. If, like the French proverb says: "Light comes from the shock of ideas"... then this perspective is definitely going to shake our (human) world.
2. - The second idea is an anecdotal metaphor brought by a film reference: "The Blob" - with Steve McQueen, directed in 1958 by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and illustrating the baseline:
"a growing magma of ideas and connections between brains".
Here goes MINDBLOB... see more on my very first introduction post. An alien vision on the changes digital communication brings to our lives.
So... has the Blob swallowed you yet? (...our friends Australians... they are ahead of us, and not only because of the time zones, I tell you!) ; )