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Junk Mail And The Importance Of Preserving The Internet

January 3rd 2018

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… and so much so… that I currently believe the process of quantifying human interactions will soon catapult our society towards the next level of predictive analytics and Ai computing. (See also; Artificial Intelligence Project.)

Nevertheless, in any evolution there are consequences, for example, does our society choose to preserve what most people would consider today as, “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.

But let me put this argument into context where 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. But still, 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. Nevertheless, as statisticians and marketers constantly seek, “new and improved business techniques,” a redundant theme of board-room planning… often becomes, “redundancy itself.”

So, imagine this… the year is 2100 AD and your at your grocery store, choosing between a deli sandwich or cookies.

Suddenly, your super advanced, future watch, displays a hologram on your shoulder…

Then the hologram says in a robotic tone…..

“In 2025, your late ancestor chose the cookies and was divorced shortly thereafter, for having sexual frustration's with his wife, due to weight problems.”

And while this might seem like a morbidly futuristic scenario… perhaps even a poor example… this illustration of preserved data, shows how even trivial information can improve later decision making. And 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.

So 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...

And do you think that those people are happy today?

But furthermore, do you think that they've lived, "happy lives?"

  • Fred Durst
  • Puddle of Mud
  • Shania Twain

And these were massively successful artists… now part of our countries, “Twitter graveyard.” However, 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?

But this is just another example of how preserving even the most senseless of data, can benefit future generations. And in many ways, this same conundrum is analogous to preserving the internet, as well as preserving cat pictures and senseless humor, online. But 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, where 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.

But in conclusion… there’s no reason to take a, “chance,” on another Fred Durst… because we know where that career path leads and music data illustrates that point.

-William Larsen, Civilians News