Read Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think,” 1945, p. 37- 47 Listen to an interview w


Read Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think,” 1945, p. 37- 47
Listen to an interview with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Metaverse, The Vergecast (43 minutes)
Prompt: For this week, we read Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think” and listened to a podcast interview with Mark Zuckerberg. Bush’s concept of the “endless frontier” and Zuckerberg’s understanding of the metaverse and its potentialities, both utilize spatial metaphors. In what ways do the endless frontier and the metaverse relate? In what ways do they differ? What are some parallel limitations to the memex and metaverse? This can be technological, political, social, or otherwise. In what ways does the metaverse draw upon ideas first articulated by Bush and his theorization of the memex? In what ways do Bush and Zuckerberg share a utopian vision of technological advancement? You do not need to answer every single one of these questions directly. Think of them as guiding questions for your reflection. You may offer personal opinion, however, the majority of your post should be critical reflection. Your response should prove that you have grasped the week’s materials and digested the information enough that you can draw your own, thoughtful conclusions. Your post should be 300-400 words.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interview-mark-zuckerberg-on-facebooks-metaverse/id430333725?i=1000529701945


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