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As a modern spinoff of Aristotle's "Zoon Politikon", it designates not the "political animal" (the human as a being that yearns for social interaction), but the "informational animal" (the human yearning for knowledge).
William Gibson's vision of the Zoon Informatikon may seem more and more relevant each day, but hasn't become reality so far.
by brandnerd October 06, 2010