7 Truths of the Future Internet You Must Face Now or Later
G.K. Chesterton - Super Genius
The path of technology leads both to everywhere and nowhere.
The path of technology is currently a network of roadways connecting just about everything. The Roman Empire did it with actual roads. Some say Christianity and the Gospel message of the Messiah happened as soon as the world was connected by roads for the message to travel.
We now have connected the world another way, but these roads are merging into a gigantic highway that goes everywhere at once. The sheer mass of information is growing exponentially and is headed for overload. A road so wide, traveled by everyone to everywhere will mean that information is so vast a commodity that it becomes worthless. Omnipresence and Omniscience without divinity spreads our mortal kind so thin, we stand to become nobodies plugged into nowhere, who know nothing at all. Like "the Matrix" we are trending toward a life as biomasses experiencing a virtual world that doesn't really exist. Unless we keep these rules in mind.
2095 predicted by Genius Jeff Lynne in Song
7 Rules of the Future Internet
- Almost everything can be and is recorded
- All encryptions can and will be broken
- Everything will be shared with those in power, both friend and enemy
- It is almost impossible for something to be truly deleted
- One massive database will employ advanced methods that figure you out in detail
- Modified data, firewalls, and other security measures will provide only a temporary privacy
- Humans will confound the new predictive device, by making holy and unholy moral decisions that destroy its statistical significance in predictions of human interventions.
Genius Mark Twain Predicted the Internet and More
A free read for you if you follow the link- Mark Twain's prophetic science fiction story, From the 'London Times' of 1904, is something Twain wrote in 1898. His story describes an invention called the "telelectroscope," which followed the technology from the telegraph on to the "new" phone system on ahead to our world wide intertwined network of information, or shall I say inter-"Twained" network... ha ha. The internet, with all it's webcams, is a tele-network of scoping lenses all over the world.
Twain uses the internet in his story with deft accuracy, decribing it as "the daily doings of the globe made visible to everybody, and audibly discussable too, by witnesses separated by any number of leagues." He went on to predict that the Internet would unite a world made up of a great number of idiots who, with their endless banter and inane opinions, would overload it with their trivial, false, and useless crap (Facebook, social networking... anyone follow me?)!
Here is another excerpt:
"Day by day, and night by night, [the man using the internet] called up one corner of the globe after another [googled], and looked upon its life [webcams], and studied its strange sights [youtube], and spoke with its people [skype]. ... He seldom spoke [tech addict], and I never interrupted him when he was absorbed in this amusement [in his cellar downloading pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar].
This man gets accused of murder he didn't commit, gets sentenced to death, but gets cleared of all charges in the end. He does this by accessing webcams where he finds his supposed "victim" alive, attending an event where he's being watched live-streaming from China.
I'm trying to take it ahead to the next step, so pay attention here folks, I'm no Mark Twain, but follow me here...
So genius, what do you predict?
Already at least one database is in effect fully downloading every bit of information, already covered in detail by Wired magazine, it's a facility that is storing everything in an underground massive server farm in Utah. When I say everything, I mean it. Every phone call, every text, every website in real-time, every email, every keystroke of everything.
It stores all those encrypted messages, and begins de-crypting them right away. Recent revelations about in-roads and "back doors" to the encryption programs mean much gets deciphered instantly. Other encryptions, even the 128-bit ones, are worked on by the fastest computer in the world, and will fall one-by-one eventually.
This type of thing will continue, and no encryption can be made that won't be broken. New algorythms are developed all the time that innovatively decipher ancient texts using modern languages, because there are rules of communication that transcend both time and region.
You Read it Here First (2014 A.D.) Doug DeWalt says So. Mark my words on this!
Eventually there will be a new way to "google" it all. I picture it as a holographic globe similar to google earth, where you zoom in to anywhere and see it all in real time down to the atoms. What's more, with all of the past data, you can zoom backwards through time and see events as they unfolded.
Things will become a bit sketchy as you zoom back before the 1990's, but not much. As I see it, algorhythms will calculate what took place and present 4D "renenactments" that will be beyond HD 1080p, and frighteningly accurate. This tech. will start by automatically upgrading old SD movies and TV to HD, and it will go on from there. The same algorhythms will calculate forward in time to the future, knowing the odds, they will calculate predictive enactments with surprising precision, though the accuracy will get sketchy relatively quickly with each day. The human soul and complexity of our divine nature will prevent this predictive index from being anything more than our weather predictions today.
So what can we do about it?
To stop it? Nothing. To ignore it is foolish, to embrace it is also foolish. It's like atomic power, bio-engineering, and such must be managed intelligently with a new set of ethics. In the mean time, take care of yourself by following these rules:
- Realize that everything, everything, everything you type, say, show, click-on, upload, delete, download, etc. is most definitely being recorded every time.
- All encryptions can and will be broken, everything encoded will be automatically decoded instantly or eventually.
- Nothing is sacred, nothing is private, nothing is beyond the ability of someone in the future to share with the world.
- Once something is shared, it is forever on record in a database that will be accessible to friend and enemy.
- The databases will be used to target you to get your money. To influence your mind. For political advantage. The algorhthms will use advanced psychology to know everything about you... your religion, your character, your personality, your habits, your talents.
- Smart people will trick the system by influencing these algorhythms with modified data because they know how it works. This is temporary, eventually the programs will be able to sift through it all and get to the truth.
- No matter what, humans by their divine nature will supercede the ability of the database to predict their actions, because no amount of biology, chemistry, physics, and math can take the place of a human soul, which makes holy and unholy moral decisions every day. This means humans should never let the predictive index judge our ability to do what's good and right. Nobody should be considered in a moral light by any amount of past data, or any high percentages in favor of an outcome.