Steve, I love this. I remember when Kevin Kelly named Marshall McLuhan the patron saint of Wired magazine, and they published this “interview” with him in 1996:
The Wired Interview with the magazine's patron saint. Scholars agree that Marshall McLuhan's earliest books were…www.wired.com
The acceleration of social platforms in particular have dovetailed with MM’s ideas around the segmentations of society — the “walled gardens” yielding walled-off subgroups. Really extraordinary. Long-term implications are somewhat terrifying.