The Internet Is Rotting Away
There is a problem with the internet and if we don't fix it, then let's just say the internet may not be around for long. The internet is the greatest technological revolution. We've, seen since the creation of the vacuum tube in 1904.
This little guy is what made electronics as we know them today possible. It allowed humans to communicate in a way that we could have never possibly anticipated back in the 1960s. A bunch of real nerds with actual pocket protectors create a communications network where computers could speak to one another through phone lines.
Much later, this network would become a public internet or a world wide web, and that occurred 30 years ago this year, on august 6, 1991 tim berners-lee created a post on a usenet group announcing this concept of a world wide web and that's.
When things really took off and innovation went parabolic, humanity started seeing the potential of all these connections. Connections with thousands of servers, multiplied by thousands, more servers, multiplied by thousands of computers, eventually created an internet, and we got really good at making these connections.
This is because the core instructions of the internet, its protocols, were open source. You see, the internet was born to be decentralized. Anyone with a computer and a phone line could connect to someone else to the computer in a phone line and trade zeros and ones [.
Music ], the potential of connection, is so simple but at the same time incredibly strong the beauty of the internet. The thing that allowed it to grow is the ability to make instant connections. Information can be exchanged as soon as a connection is made.
So the bigger and better we make those connections the faster the internet will become so 30 years later. We have an internet so fast, so connected so pervasive that we can do things that weren't even possible just two years ago.
The high water mark of communications in the 90s was video conferencing. Today it's, so common that it & # 39. S almost become the standard way that we do a doctor's visit exciting technology. The special sauce of the internet, its instantaneousness, has also become its biggest flaw.
The internet was not built to last. It was built to connect that's. It there's, nothing permanent about the internet and that's, starting to become a big problem. We think of the internet as long connections that are untouchable by most people, private, the websites and apps we use are colorful and welcoming it's, high-tech modern, progressive.
We think the guts of the internet servers, data, centers and cables are tucked away left alone, like monks on a mountain to quietly do their work and only every once in a while need a refresh or a reboot.
But the truth is the internet has a problem that experts have known about for decades and if we're, not careful to bring the entire internet down and affect hiaccount, as we know it: [, Music, ], [, Music, ].
This is war and peace. It's, a large book written by a russian man, and it's mostly depressing today. This book is available on e-readers and a lot of people have purchased it that way, but one day warrant piece fans notice something very peculiar about the book when the flame of the sulfur splinters nooked by the tinder burned up.
First, blue and then red sherben lit the tallow candle beautiful isn't it there's, only one problem: how are splinters nooked? They aren't. They're kindled customers who bought the war and peace ebook through barnes and noble's.
E-Reader the nook discovered this and they complained come to find out an algorithm created by the barnes. Noble marketing team up went rogue and replaced the word kindle the name of amazon's e-reader with the name of their own e-reader nook, funny isn't, it no one accepted blame and there was no record to try to track down everything In the e-book world is centralized and controlled by mega-corporations corporations that can control and manipulate the tale that have affected and shaped our society and culture.
This is a legal opinion from judge samuel alito from a case in 2011.. In this opinion, judge alito did what everyone did. He cited a source and linked to it, but in this opinion, the owners of the page that he linked to changed the website to display a 404 message that read aren't.
You glad you didn't cite this webpage, like justice. Alito did. This is still in the library of congress and it hasn't been fixed, yet it's, a matter of united states law, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
According to a report by harvard law, school 49 of all links in united states supreme court, opinions are dead or have drifted to different content, and this is not just concentrated to the supreme court, home deeds, medical research, scientific journals, hospital records, government records our photo and Video memories are on a server sd card or hard drive.
Some of you watching this video have never even physically held a picture that you've taken. If you lose your phone, no problem, it's all backed up somewhere right. All of our digital memories photos music videos, they require electricity to survive and without it well they cease to exist, but servers go down, bits can flip and faulty hard drives can corrupt every memory that you thought that you had making them little more than well a Memory, the average lifespan of a hard drive is around four years old for an enterprise level, solid state drive 10 years, compare that to film photos and vinyl records over 100 years.
If stored properly, the problem is called link rot and it's been eating away at the foundations of the internet. For the past 25 years, links are the backbone of the internet that would allow us to go from one web page to the next.
Without typing, in a complicated and exact url address without hyperlinks, the internet is slow and clumsy, but it's, not just link rod. It's. The fact that changes on the internet can't happen and the only record of those changes, if there even is one, is located on a server that only a few have access to it.
's like building a massive structure and then leaving it open to the elements our data is rotting away faster than we can possibly back it up. Centralized powers in silicon valley are editing, censoring and banning protected speech.
News outlets are rewriting articles under the radar, something called ninja editing to save, face, get out of a lie or to change hiaccount to fit the present narrative. How can we learn from the past if hiaccount has been rewritten a thousand times behind an opaque curtain? What happens if the government needs some land and your house is on that property edit? The record? What happens if a political candidate makes some comments that suddenly now are deemed unsavory edit the record, but it only gets darker from here.
What, if the photos from your newborn baby's? First, bath are crawled by an algorithm searching for child porn and deleted, and you're flagged by the fbi. Your apple id is placed on a watch list. Suddenly you're banned from air travel.
Charges are, pressed your name and face are placed on a list of sex offenders, and you have no recourse, because the string of events that led to your photos getting flagged and deleted are locked up behind a centralized system.
These things are happening now and will only get worse if only there was a technology that was open, searchable resistant to change, an extremely difficult to hack, [, Music, ], blockchain won't fix the internet or hiaccount, but it can make it more honest By making it more transparent and more decentralized, a court decision can be placed in a database that runs on cardano, where it's, logged and verified by thousands of nodes, and any changes that occur will be recorded forever on the ledger.
Public voting can be done on a blockchain, with no possibility that errors go unnoticed. Your medical data can be placed into a record system that runs on ethereum, where you can completely control. Who has access to what your photos? Music and videos can be backed up by a storage-based blockchain, where thousands of users back up your data.
At the same time, a presidential news conference can have an embedded blockchain string woven into the video feed that verifies its integrity. This means no deep fakes and no photoshop. The internet is not meant to be locked up behind a wall controlled only by a few.
It needs constant care. Blockchain is always moving perpetually upgraded in one long chain that lasts forever. It's, not just the future of finance. It's, the next evolution of technology that will democratize our future and our freedoms.
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