January 3rd 2017 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Junk Mail – The Importance Of Preserving The Internet –
The internet is a lot like psychological evolution…… It started with cat pictures and mindless humor, but now it’s evolving into an Artificial Intelligence universe. In fact, quantifying human emotion, in itself, is slowly catapulting society towards the next level of analytics…… (See also; Artificial Intelligence Project.)
However, with this evolution, also comes decisions……And one such decision, that internet moguls have to make moving forward, is whether or not to preserve, what most people would perceive as clutter, or “junk information,” overflowing the internet.
Do you delete, the seemingly wasted billions of gigabytes, hampering sites like; Youtube, Wikipedia, FB, SnapChat, or random blogs? Or do hosting and cloud computing companies, leave it up online, essentially forever?….
Should information stay online forever?
In my opinion, yes it should, notably Youtube videos……..
While to this day, often times gigabytes are still over-priced, advances in hardware are actually making it possible to store billions of gigabytes, through cloud computing and super servers. This evolution, in essence, is making “preserving the internet,” more feasible than ever before.
Currently, Google is using processors, capable of “tera flops,” computing in excess of 1 quadrillion computations, per second…….. And furthermore, the technology to preserve, all this seemingly senseless data online, is actually becoming more feasible.
With that being said, from a hardware perspective……. perhaps video and audio files will grow in size, as technology escalates, making this task more difficult…… For example, 5g of ram, in a standard personal computer, is long overdue in the pedestrian market….. However, in the current form of online endeavors, preserving even the most trivial, or even the most senseless of information, may be a bit more important then people think………
And here’s why……..
It’s just like the booming surge in analytics, currently taking place around the world.
As statisticians look for new and improved techniques, when finding, “the edge,” in business…… a redundant theme of these statistical analytics, is redundancy itself……
Imagine this…….. The year is 2100 AD……..
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 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 the need to preserve data, illustrates how even the most trivial of information, can create better decision making years ahead……
Another example……. The music industry……..
It’s a lot like music…….. Currently on Twitter there are a variety of debates taking place, behind closed doors, about the future of music……. I know…. I make hip hop demo’s in my bedroom……. In fact a lot of people these days make music in their bedrooms, as the technology to record your voice becomes more and more accessible.
But if more people are making music, why aren’t there more music stars today, then there were in the past? Furthermore, why isn’t there better music?
I believe, this is because making music as a career, is a very difficult life….. as seen by some of the past artists, “who got their shot in the biz.”
Look at some of these 90’s and early 2000’s recording artists, who had a stint on top……Hoobastank, Sum 41, Pennywise, NOFX, NickelBack, Duncan Sheik, Lil Flip, Pastor Troy, Lil Zane, BG, Coolio……
Do you think these are, “happy people?”
Do you think they’ve lived, “happy lives?”
Puddle of mud……
And these were successful artists.………
With that being said, why should a record label even take a chance on a kid today? Why take a chance on a kid today, making music in his bedroom, when a musician like Fred Durst, succeeded for 5 years, and then continued to struggle for the rest of his life?
Furthermore, think about the fringe bands that never really did make it….. What about the bands that never made it at all, notably Ska bands….. Reel Big Fish, personally comes to mind, or Gold Finger.
Do you think these people have lived happy lives? Reel Big Fish, or GoldFinger? GoldFinger’s claim to fame, is one hit single, on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (a video game)…..
But in many ways, this same conundrum is analogous to preserving the internet, even preserving cat pictures and senseless memes, or pointless videos, online……
This is because statistical analytics, continue to grow more and more complicated, spilling into Artificial Intelligence… and beyond that hyper predictive reasoning……. Whereby, those seemingly trivial bytes of information…… actually become rather important, in terms of “redundancy,” in society moving forward……..
There’s no reason to take, “a chance,” on another Fred Durst… because we know where that career path leads…….. and music really exemplifies that issue.
Something to think about.
-William Larsen, Civilians News