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Vint Cerf Wants Your Help Re-Imagining The Internet
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User Rank: Ninja
9/10/2015 | 1:11:43 PM
Re: History
Cerf is such a brilliant guy, nice to know people like him are thinking about these issues. But part of this transcends digital. Think of drawings on cave walls or old paper documents where the language the information is in nobody speaks anymore. That seems like more of a problem than what type of digital encoding is used.

This makes me think about that recent movie where girl gets a massive dose of this drug that unlocks her brain to operate at full capacity. As she acquires all knowledge that exists, she wants to pass it on to this professor. So she morphs into some kind of biological computer and produces a USB stick containing all this knowledge. As movie ended, I couldn't help thinking I hoped she used the right USB format so he could read it.
User Rank: Ninja
9/10/2015 | 8:16:29 AM
The future internet
"Our modern communications tend to be very brief and rapid and don't involve thinking because we have another 100 emails to get through. The result is a lot of short, terse, not substantive communications."


I think what we're seeing is a more conversational internet.  We have daily conversations that are lost to time but those stories are still passed down verbally.  I think that's the direction we're headed, a less formal communication path.  I look at it in the same light as television and radio, the presentations are far less formal the delivery is much more comfortable and conversational but you still have pockets where formality and standards are strictly adhered to.  The internet will be much the same, left on for background noise and occasional checking in when something catches your attention.
User Rank: Ninja
9/10/2015 | 7:19:33 AM
The historical aspect of the web is important. The Web Archive is a great solution and I hope that more MMOs and large scale games are stored somewhere so people can remember them for what they were. The problem is that just as physical media requires physical space, digital media can take up digital space, so someone has to pay for their storage. 

Finding that person is the important part here. We need a digital Library of Alexander. 
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