March 16, 2020

The hyperlink moment

The hyperlink concept is a profound augmentation of human knowledge and has substantially propelled access to information.

What did the world look like before the hyperlink was invented? There is a similar concept in written analog media, namely citations and reference. Which, in my opinion, is the same hyperlink concept but in an analogous world.

Think about for a moment, there is almost no knowledge today that is not discoverable and interlinked with other information, basically, the internet can be viewed as an enormous knowledge graph, all thanks to the hyperlink. One document pointing to the next. Brilliant. Yet so simple.

What is the next significant moment related to human knowledge augmentation?

Let me know what you think at @kai_richard


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