i am very interested in the Internet, especially right now.
the Internet is a completely new form of sense.
as a human, i have experienced reality; as have the rest of my species since we had the ability to self-realize, as a combination of what we see, smell, feel, hear, and taste.
but the Internet, and this is a term i think that is beyond the idea of just the Web on a computer (Websites, emails, blogs, twitter, google etc) that is become "something" that i cannot myself really define yet.
the Internet is really growing beyond this "something" so that even if someone does not have a computer, the Internet still affects them.
so this is very interesting because the Internet is becoming a new form of sense that has not existed since we became to self realize as humans.
and because this affects everybody, i feel that thinking about what the Internet is now must always come back to myself as an individual. cause it is becoming more and more important to see how our individual thoughts and actions affect everything else around us. it all still starts with the "i" with me.
a new collective sense of "i" is the Internet...
so that there is a new form of "i" that is also "we" at the same time because we are all involved with it.
i am not sure if i am answering your question, as it is a question that i do think about consiously everyday now but can't quite figure out.
and forgive me if i may sound like a bad sciece fiction writer, but if i may give any direction to your question, i think that the Internet is probably going to evolve by itself very very soon to give you better answers that i can hopefully ever give.
and i do not think i would even know it myself when that happens.
that is quite a scary thought.