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it would take ions to en masse the information that has been digitized..... and its reaching beyond just information...

could there be a sinister motive ?......

plug into the internet and know EVERYTHING about humankind and the earth....... has our entire history been reduced to 1's nd 0's ....

honerable 666
do people really realize cern is central to this new reality..... and why the step to new dimensions ?

think about the ramifications of this statement.....
"in today’s digital world, that which has not been digitized does not exist"

In today’s interconnected always-online digital-first world, we tend to think that every piece of information in the world is instantly accessible at our fingertips. Yet, the reality is that as we wrap our daily lives ever further in our digital blankets, our understanding of the world around us and the information accessible to us is ever more defined by what has been digitized or born digital. As we focus on information bubbles and how algorithms increasingly decide what we consume online, we all-too-often forget that these bubbles and algorithmic decisions are themselves constrained to just that information which is available in the digital realm. What about our vast undigitized past? As we race towards our digital future will we lose touch with and ultimately forget our history?

When we talk about preserving our history today, the conversation typically turns to web archives preserving our online world or museums and traditional archives preserving our past. Yet, in today’s digital world, that which has not been digitized does not exist. As academic libraries increasingly migrate their holdings from freely browsable stacks to inaccessible warehouses and as general society becomes accustomed to accessing the world’s literature through digital screens, works must be digitized to remain visible. Underrepresented topics, geographies and languages are rarely a focus of digitization efforts, meaning their content is especially at risk for being lost to the digital era. Research and preservation focuses on the realtime here and now, with far less focus on the past. In many ways the digital world is reprogramming human society to be locked in the present gazing towards the future while our past falls into the memory hole behind us.

In many ways Google Books inaugurated the heyday of the digitization boom, proving that mass scale access preservation could achieve scales not possible under traditional preservation digitization and could actually make it possible to digitize a large fraction of the world’s books. Yet, while mass digitization efforts continue on many fronts, there has been a noticeable plateau, especially when it comes to expanding beyond traditional English language content. Here, the rise of powerful smartphone cameras has the potential to enable vast crowdsourced digitization of underrepresented materials at scale.

even our physical history is being digitized........

Myself and my fellow digital archaeologists, Kalle Everland and Jesper Lycke, were very happy to welcome Dan Noyes and his colleagues from CERN to our Error 404 exhibition yesterday.

Dan’s leading a project to restore the first website, document early browsing experiences and archive documentation related to the birth of the Web. When he heard we had reunited the first webpage with the first browser, he decided to come and check it out for himself.

"Nature loves to hide."

This is how, more than 25 centuries back, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus expressed the sense of mystery we all feel when we start pondering how the world works.

There seem to be hidden mechanisms, secret pacts between the things that make the world the world, from the smallest building blocks of matter to the neurons in our brains to the way the whole universe is stretching out in its inexorable expansion.

Science, at its loftiest, is about peering into these mysteries and so many more, trying to pry open some crack to let the light of reason shine in, illuminating nature's hidden ways. If nature loves to hide, we love to find — our curiosity, perhaps, our most defining trait.

Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. The web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
The first website at CERN - and in the world - was dedicated to the World Wide Web project itself and was hosted on Berners-Lee's NeXT computer. The website described the basic features of the web; how to access other people's documents and how to set up your own server. The NeXT machine - the original web server - is still at CERN. As part of the project to restore the first website, in 2013 CERN reinstated the world's first website to its original address.
That tree there.
That is real.
(10-13-2017, 08:10 PM)SMOK3SCR33N Wrote: [ -> ]That tree there.
That is real.

oh yeh that one..... yes really that one

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(10-13-2017, 08:18 PM)great-grandfather Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-13-2017, 08:10 PM)SMOK3SCR33N Wrote: [ -> ]That tree there.
That is real.

oh yeh that one..... yes really that one

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i post this thread and go to you tube to watch urban gardener...... up pops this ad .......

(10-13-2017, 08:37 PM)great-grandfather Wrote: [ -> ]i post this thread and go to you tube to watch urban gardener...... up pops this ad .......