Can the Internet cope with stress?
Deposited by:Dr. Andreas Martin Lisewski
Date of Issue:2007
Journal/Publication Title:First Monday
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.