Christof Koch, Robert Sawyer: Could the Internet ever become conscious? - Slate Magazine
If memory serves me right, I think I suggested to friends years ago that you would know something was up with the internet when electronics factories start getting orders for chips and computers, and where to install them, but with only fake human authorisations.
I see that Robert Sawyer has novels about the internet becoming conscious. I wonder if that happens in his stories. Or did it happen in some short science fiction story I've read and forgotten about?