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The majority of arrests in Georgia involved the possession or distribution of child porn, including material containing the violent sexual abuse of infants and toddlers,
Vannevar Bush introduced the concept of the memex during the 1930s, which he imagined as a form of memory augmentation involving a microfilm-based "device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory." He wanted the memex to emulate the way the brain links data by association rather than by indexes and traditional, hierarchical storage paradigms, and be easily accessed as "a future device for individual use ... a sort of mechanized private file and library" in the shape of a desk. The memex was also intended as a tool to study the brain itself.
“Vannevar Bush is a great name for playing six degrees of separation. Turn back the clock on any aspect of information technology - from the birth of Silicon Valley and the marriage of science and the military to the advent of the World Wide Web - and you find his footprints. As historian Michael Sherry says, "To understand the world of Bill Gates and Bill Clinton, start with understanding Vannevar Bush."
describes a device - Bush called it a "memex" - that was meant to tame the then-novel problem of information overload by enhancing human memory (hence its name). Bush envisioned it as a universal library, relying on microfilm to store vast amounts of text, crammed onto a desktop. Bearing a striking resemblance to the personal computer, the memex promised the added benefit of letting its owner link together disparate pieces of information, thus automating a process of retrieving associated ideas and data. These personal associations, or "trails," could be shared among people, Bush thought, even passed down from parent to child, giving their creators a measure of immortality.
"Bush's great insight was realizing that there's more value in the connections between data than in the data itself,"
Indeed, even as Bush helped build the mammoth business and military institutions that dominated postwar America, he worked to reduce empire-building by government agencies. He began "liquidating" the OSRD even before the end of the war. He even singled out for special criticism IBM and General Motors, which exemplified one of Bush's favorite dicta about American industry: "In mass, we do not seem to make much sense."
That cult of bigness threatened Bush's cherished idea about the power of individuals and promised to put the organization man at center stage. "The individual to me is everything," he once wrote. "I would circumscribe him just as little as possible." Bush's "As We May Think" essay, published just a few weeks before he attended the Trinity atom-bomb test in the New Mexico desert, promised that technology would "give man access to and command of the inherited knowledge of the ages."
To regain control of the battlefield, DARPA claims it has created and developed the world’s most sophisticated search engine to combat human trafficking occurring on the Darknet, which comprises Tor, Freenet and I2pe. It’s dubbed Memex. Christopher White, DARPA program manager, wrote:
Memex seeks to develop software that advances online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art … The goal is to invent better methods for interacting with and sharing information, so users can quickly and thoroughly organize and search subsets of information relevant to their individual interests.”
CHINA'S Huawei Technologies has appointed Liberal and Labor elders, Alexander Downer and John Brumby, to its Australian board in a bid to secure part of the $1 billion-plus National Broadband Network technology deal.
As cyber-security fears rise, Huawei, the world's second biggest telecommunications equipment maker, has doubled efforts to assuage concerns by security agencies, including ASIO, about its feared connections with the People's Liberation Army.
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