Adrienne Clarkson gave the 8th annual LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture tonight on “the society of difference”. She argued that we are ultimately able to transcend difference because we are all one manifestation, connected by a collective consciousness. I’m not sure it ultimately allows us to transcend all our differences, but you can see the web as a manifestation of unconscious human interconnection – and an ever-deepening picture of that interconnection. My favorite way to visualize how that process of connection is facilitated is on youtube: