The Idea of a World Encyclopedia

nature_300H. G. Wells. ‘The Idea of a World Encyclopedia.’ Nature, 138, no. 3500 (28 November 1936) : 917-24.
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In his quest for worldwide education, Wells later turned to the idea of a universal encyclopedia, a World Brain, from which everyone would be able to educate themselves, and achieve greater intellectual and political freedom. In Wells’s 1936 address to the Royal Institution, published in Nature, he foresees something like the world-wide web, or a version of Wikipedia.

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