In his lecture "What is planetary scale computation for?", Benjamin Bratton argues that this technology is important because it can help us understand and manage our planet and our own existence. He suggests that we need a philosophy of technology that is critically aware of its own history and situated within the context of human history as a whole in order to create a viable planetary system.
In this lecture, Benjamin Bratton discusses the benefits of planetary scale computation, and how it can help us to solve some of the world's biggest problems. He explains how this type of computation can be used to understand things like climate change, and how it can help us to compose a subject of reason that is not reliant on the colonial legacy of reason.