posted on Apr, 13 2009 @ 02:08 AM
Originally posted by Evasius
If the software was re-created today properly, it would most certainly be 3-dimensional, interactive, and linked live with news events. One
major upgrade would be the ability to zoom in on the zero point in order to get a better idea of what zero actually entails – not that it is
a lack of data, but that in is comprised of all available data.
Another idea would be to set up a distributed computing project designed to better explore the infinite ‘rabbit hole’ of zero point.
List of distributed computing projects
Awesome. It will be interesting to see if programmers take this kind of computing to a new level. When you think about it, constantly updating the
timeline based on real-time news events would almost take an AI capable of sifting through all that data. Since the economy seems to be a big factor
as far as the timeline also, the software could even be programmed to constantly monitor real-time stock market activity in the U.S. and abroad. The
AI could even give you email and text message updates on any significant projected events on the timeline since it would always be updating/changing.
The problem I can foresee with a computer program monitoring real-time media events is that without an AI to know what to do with that information and
how to always update the timeline and project new outcomes, it would almost be futile. It would also be extremely expensive. Without some
significant funding from research grants it wouldn't really get off the ground. Not a whole lot of people take this stuff seriously either and that
is the big problem. Noone would normally justify dumping research grants into this kind of computing/supercomputing without broad support and
interest from the public at large.
The good thing is that there are ways around all this..
You could, theoretically, use the "distributed computing" method you have mentioned and linked to. The biggest hurdle would be writing the software
and figuring out ways to integrate all the processing features you mentioned as far as media developments. And doing all that without making the
software too data-intensive to handle the information it needs to.
The other good thing is "Moore's Law". Computer technology is constantly progressing and becoming cheaper as the newer technology becomes publicly
available. Therefore, the more time that goes by before such new software is created the better computers we will have in that same price range.
Nothing wrong with more bang for your buck (Or should I say, MOORE bang for your buck
!). So even if it did take a few years to get off the
ground it might be better in the long run. Powerful computers are not that expensive these days either though (or at least current technology
compared to what we've had in the past).
[edit on 13-4-2009 by BlasteR]