The expansion of humanity in the information age.
An information age which is breaking down barriers.
Barriers of distance, geography, cultures, and social organizations.
The internet can be the next stage of our evolution.
Anthroputer, the first username I used when I logged on to the internet for the first time.
It was the late 80’s.
I was an anthropology student and one of the most computer literate members in the department.
They gave me an account so I could help with navigating the new technology and use it for research.
Since I was a budding anthropologist, and also the “computer guy”, I combined the two concepts together and came up with anthroputer.
I have used this nom de plume, in an internet sort of way ever since. Google and the rest of the internet have merged my identity with anthroputer.
By default, it has become my brand.
We are all anthroputers.
Reaching out through the technology of the internet.
Forming new connections, gaining new information and learning how to influence communities through participation.
This is what humans do.
The means of reaching are new. But the technology is being shaped by minds that developed through ancient evolutionary forces.
Sociocultural, historical and psychological processes also influence our human expression through the machine.