[FoRK] PubSub 2.0
<ejw at soe.ucsc.edu> on
Mon May 7 14:15:44 PDT 2007
* Isn't this PubSub 3.0 (or 4.0)?
* So, I walk out of my house, turn on my cell phone, and I'm
immediately hit with event-driven porn spam?
On May 6, 2007, at 1:53 PM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On May 6, 2007, at 1:07 PM, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>> I'm confused. I don't understand how (below) is related to
>> PubSub, so there must be some aspect of the company's goals that
>> my postmortem forensic analysis might be missing.
>> I have noticed that the company is getting raw Tsunami alerting
>> data from the USGS <ens at usgs.gov>. I assume that they had built
>> some tools of some sort to cluster/aggregate news and reporting
>> data after the Indonesian Tsunami.
> Sorry, it kind of went off on an unrelated thread.
> After the tsunamis the governments got hot for subscription-driven
> event notification in a geospatial context, primarily for disasters
> but now they want to take it much further and apply such a
> framework to all manner of thing that may have nothing to do with
> disasters per se. Child abductions are among the very first things
> they want to do this with, for example. Fox News will be all over
> this (*rolls eyes*). The basic model looks like this:
> The individual subscribes to any number of specific event feeds
> with a geospatial context, voluntarily or involuntarily depending
> on the feed and the government. Some of these feeds are for very
> specific types of events, other ones are descriptive and abstract.
> As the individual travels around, the events they see are the
> intersection of their subscription profile with the event, and
> their geospatial location with the geospatial area of the event as
> defined in the feed. The problem is scaling up the ability to
> determine if an individuals subscription and event intersect in
> near real-time, and this needs to have a significant amount of
> centralization as a practical matter and political control along
> the usual boundaries is a big issue. Both the events *and* the
> subscriptions will be floating around in space constantly, and this
> needs to be sorted out if they are going to use it for anything
> remotely resembling all they want to use it for. There is a full
> expectation that the private sector will rapidly find uses for it
> too, for good or ill, piggybacking on the government mandated
> Do not worry about signing up for this service, it will be
> mandatorily built in to your cell service at a minimum.
> J. Andrew Rogers
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