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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Sat Jan 31 11:29:03 PST 2015


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On 1/31/2015 8:10 AM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> 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
> describing.
>
>
> 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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