Interestingly that’s more or less a Douglas “DNA” Adams view, from his 1999 piece “How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet“. (Post No.2 back in 2001 at the very start of Psybertron, that link.)
DNA and Dawkins were of course a mutual admiration society, but the link here is in fact to the next Simonyi Oxford lecture hosted by Dawkins, featuring Harry Kroto. (16th June)
Harry Kroto is quoted by Ant McWatt as citing Pirsig’s ZMM as being “what it’s all about”. It’s that loopy convergence again.