[FoRK] Quarters needed for Apple to put Microsoft out of our misery?

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 08:10:37 PST 2015

It's a physical reconstruction?
What's in it? Temperature, humidity, light, density?
What's not in it? Money? Identity?
What is a use case?
Is there are than one of it? Who is building It or Them?

This seems like the hard way to do things. Why model everything when you
can model only the thing you need to know about? It's not like modeling is
a solved problem. You can't push a button and out pops a model.

That this could exist stretches credibility. A single integrated top-down
model of everything everywhere is implausible.

It is dystopian.

All that said, we are already living in a dystopia wrought by the
intelligence community, so I can imagine those folks doing what you're

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 1:34 AM, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at jarbox.org> wrote:

> It is a real-time god view of reality at a data level, sort of analogous
> to Google’s view of the Internet today but an exponentially larger superset
> of that and much more useful. This is not a visualization, it is a
> continuous physics reconstruction of the physical world as a data model
> using every kind of streaming and slow-moving data imaginable but
> especially sensor data; the entire history of everything the system has
> seen is spatiotemporally fused and fully online for immediate analysis
> right up to “now” with sub-second latency. Analysis is concurrent with
> integrating e.g. a terabyte per minute of live data, so it is never offline.
> It should not take much imagination to understand why so many people find
> this valuable. People and businesses live in reality, not on the Internet.

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