January 3rd 2018 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Junk Mail – The Importance Of Preserving The Internet –
The internet has seemingly evolved… almost like the evolution of human psychology itself.
Whereby, the internet was initially ruled by cat pictures and mindless humor, today it’s evolved into a realm of Artificial Intelligence. So much so, in fact…. that I now believe quantifying human interactions is currently catapulting society towards the next level of predictive analytics and Ai computing. (See also; Artificial Intelligence Project.)
However, evolution of this sort also brings consequences, moving forward… For example, does our society choose to preserve, what most people today would consider, “clutter,” or, “junk information,” overflowing the internet? Or rather, do you delete the billions of seemingly wasted gigabytes, weighing down sites like; Youtube, Wikipedia, FB, SnapChat, or random blogs? And then should some (or all) information stay online forever, or for some determined/allotted period of time? To which I say, some content, particularly that of like Youtube, in my opinion, should remain online forever.
Let me put this into context, right now Google is using processors capable of, “tera flops,” computing in excess of 1 quadrillion computations, per second…
Meaning, that in terms of hardware, through cloud computing and super servers… preserving the internet is more feasible, than ever before. Furthermore, in this day and age even the most senseless of information might be more important than some people might think…
And that’s because right now, in tech, there’s a booming surge in analytics, taking place all over the world… Furthermore, as statisticians and marketers constantly seek, “new and improved business techniques,” a redundant theme of board-room planning, often becomes, “redundancy itself.”
Imagine this… the year is 2100 AD and your at the grocery store, choosing between a deli sandwich or cookies…….
Your super advanced, future watch, displays a hologram on your shoulder……..
The hologram says, in robotic tone…..
“In 2025, your late ancestor chose the cookies and was divorced shortly thereafter, for having sexual frustrations with his wife, due to weight problems.”
While this might seem morbidly futuristic… perhaps even a poor example… this illustration of preserved data, shows how even trivial information can improve later decision making.
Another example of this statistical and analytical phenomenon is currently taking place in the music industry. In fact, this is a lot like music itself, in terms of pushing the boundaries of creative thought and dis-allowing redundancy.
Look at these musicians, from the 90’s and early 2000’s, who had their stint at the top; Hoobastank, Sum 41, Pennywise, NOFX, NickelBack, Duncan Sheik, Lil Flip, Pastor Troy, Lil Zane, BG, Coolio……
Do you think those people are happy today?
Furthermore, do you think they’ve lived, “happy lives?”
Puddle of mud……
And these were successful artists.……… now part of our Twitter graveyard. Nevertheless, with that being said, why should a company take a chance on a kid making music, when you look at this data. Which is to say, why take a chance on an up and coming artist, when data shows that a musician like Fred Durst, succeeded for 5 years and then struggled for the rest of his life?
Furthermore, this is another example of how preserving even the most senseless of data, can benefit future generations. Also, in many ways this same conundrum is analogous to preserving the internet, as well as preserving cat pictures and senseless humor, online. To re-iterate, I believe that’s because statistical analytics continues to become more and more advanced, spilling over into Artificial Intelligence and hyper predictive reasoning, this seemingly trivial data, becomes MORE valuable. Whereby, this seemingly trivial data, these seemingly trivial bytes of information… actually become really important, in terms of, “redundancy,” as well as, “decision making,” moving forward.
So, in conclusion…. there’s no reason to take a, “chance,” on another Fred Durst… because we know where that career path leads and music particularly, illustrates that point.
-William Larsen, Civilians News