Can the Internet cope with stress?

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Artificial intelligence
Topics: 
Other
Keywords: 
machine consciousness;Internet;
Deposited by: 
Dr. Andreas Martin Lisewski
Date of Issue: 
2007
Authors: 
Andreas Martin Lisewski
Journal/Publication Title: 
First Monday
Volume: 
12
Issue Number: 
9
Official URL: 
http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2002/1877
Abstract: 
When will the Internet wake up and become aware of itself? In this note the problem is approached by asking an alternative question: Can the Internet cope with stress? By extrapolating the psychological difference between coping and defence mechanisms, a distributed software experiment is outlined which could reject the hypothesis that the Internet is not a conscious entity.
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