Friday, March 23, 2007

Information Inheritance by Technology

We study in the history about the human civilizations, where the different races of human beings had lived on different parts of this planet. Any civilization, in past, was tied to a particular region on this planet. It was influenced by the climates and nature of that region. The civilization was tied to the nature in its food habits, living style and all social and economical interaction was often not going away from that region. The communities in one civilization hardly knew there is another contemporary civilization in some part of the world. The communication was not there across the geography. There was no influence on one civilization by another.

For some reasons civilizations vanished and another came into existence and the cycle repeated many times. We can get few details about them. Also the civilizations have left their footprints on many ways, like left details about them on walls, coins they used for trading, etc. But any detail we get was only about the kingdoms, like who ruled the region and some details about the nobles lived there.

When we compare the current civilization we are living in we are having the one civilization of human being, which has spread on the planet entirely. The whole planet is diminished into a village. People exchange their ideas across the planet, influence their views and opinions on others whom they have never seen often. We live together and we think together for the better future. We see the unity in all diversified fields.

What made this possible? Was it a dream of somebody in the past? Or it is just a result of some thing, which evolved together over time?

The reason behind this is the Internet. That has made all these possible. Internet as brought the people together. One writes for another to read and one sings for another to listen. Both have never met each other. We call this as an Internet civilization.

Information Inheritance

Internet not only brought the people together, but in process of doing that, it has generated the enormous amount of data. The data and the information, which has been generated by the billions of people, over time, need to be managed well. How the future generation makes use of this data is the question. This data resides in the storage disks and has been spread over the planet. This data may be related to any industry statistics or any one’s thoughts or any picture, videos, movies and so on and so on. Great effort has been put to generate this data. This data represents the current civilization. What way this data needs to be presented to the coming generations? How they get the benefits from this enormous amount of data?

Is it better if we sort it out and prepare the Internet library and store its multiple copies so that every one accesses the same? Everyone is thinking to shrink the technology so that everything happens in a tiny model be it a software or hardware. So who will drive this?

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