H.G. Wells' "World Brain" is now here—what have we learned since?

(arstechnica.com)

Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the world's impending problems and how to solve them. The lectures were first published under the title World Brain in 1938, and they are sweeping in scope. […]

MIT Press has just issued a compendium of these lectures, along with related material Wells presented as magazine articles and radio addresses.

That’s about all one needs to read from the piece. The rest of it gets stupid pretty quick.