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The breadth and potential of multimedia lends itself to utopian proposals. The French media theorist Pierre Levy describes multimedia as belonging to a trajectory of planetary evolution that runs from DNA to cyberspace -- an arc that follows pure information as it reaches towards its most evolved form of expression. He proposes that today's global networks will usher in an era of "collective intelligence," and suggests that "cyberspace constitutes a vast, unlimited fieldÉ designed to interconnect and provide interface for the various methods of creation, recording, communication and simulation." His enthusiastic perspective evokes a world of intriguing possibilities.