“We’re dealing with engines of manipulation and suasion that have studied us with greater care than you would wish to imagine, in order to obtain certain ends not necessarily friendly to you, this is what I meant when I said culture is not your friend. Culture is out to screw you in some way. You know, it wants to sell you something or it wants to have you react in a certain way.”
– Terence McKenna
Around the world, in places as diverse as Homestead, Florida and Yonaguni, Japan stand monuments and ruins whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Nobody knows exactly why Stonehenge was built, how a set of manmade ruins came to be submerged deep in the ocean or who commissioned a giant carved granite set of post-apocalyptic instructions for rebuilding society on a remote hill in Georgia.
VIA: –THE PRESURFER–
Google has just launched a new site that offers visitors a glimpse into the massive data centers that power Google. The site features photographs from inside some of the eight data centers that Google Inc. runs in the U.S., Finland and Belgium. Google is also building data centers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Chile.
Virtual tours of a North Carolina data center also will be available through Google’s ‘Street View’ service.
You can read more about the history and evolution of Google’s infrastructure on this Wired article.