I am looking for a philosophical take on the Internet and so far find surprisingly little of what I was hoping for. While I am also interested in information theory, digital culture, social critique, and such, what I really want is a broader framework, preferably something like a latter-day development of the concerns of German Idealism, in which Internet assumes the role attributed to Reason or Geist or Capital or whatever.
For example, my more specific concern is the internal paradoxes of many Internet phenomena, such as cryptocurrencies, where universality, access, exchangeability, and independence from the state require more and more labor and energy "costs" to preserve "exclusivity" of ownership of privatization. This is only one of many "dialectical" issues, I would say, in which the Internet struggles to transform interconnected information into exclusive property, public platform into private commodity, etc.
It would also help to have a book that is not aimed at practitioners and provides a very abstract yet historical description of what the Internet actually is. Most readings I've found have far more forest than trees, and I haven't cared for writers like Floridi and Feenberg, to name some I've stumbled across. Thanks for any suggestions!