David Bowie talks about the internet in an interview a bit after he had sold his Bowie bonds. His discussion of the internet around the ten-minute mark is insightful.
He talks about how the fragmentation of culture was responsible for the the internet – a number of books from Accidental Empires on talked about how the counter culture shaped Silicon Valley. It is also interesting the way he talks about the then current fragmentation of culture.
Bowie acknowledges that we have only scratched the surface on with the internet, but that there would be both good and bad consequences or as he says exilerating and terrifying’. In one particularly interesting remark, he describes the internet as an ‘alien life form’ that will change life utterly.