posted on May, 22 2009 @ 10:19 PM
It's not a conspiracy. It's merely the natural evolution of technology in a digital society. As we advance into the future, society looks for more
effective ways or recording our own advancement.
Imagine when ATS was nothing more than a few people gathering behind a hut, late at night, in a small jungle village that just acquired the means to
document their history by discovering how to make paper, or carve symbols which represent important events into trees or wooden... logs.
Historical events are documented. This is basically a given. There haven been many, evolving ways, in which the history of a society has been shared
and passed down through the ages. If we take them into account and compare them to what we are seeing come to fruition today, the ultimate goal of
these systems will serve historians of the future. The traditional ways of documenting events have been:
1) Personal account/memory
... this is before spoken language. It is virtually impossible to accurately convey an event that was witnessed by one, to another. At most, a
physical mimicry of the event happening is used to share the concept, but not details. This information is virtually impossible to backup, beyond
backing up the concept in the mind of another, for him/her to share with others. The "copy" of the event that is created is vastly different than
the original account.
2) Verbal Systems
... Verbal systems allowed tribal history to be spread and shared to the next generation, usually by stories of myth and legend. These myths and
legends most likely came about due to the common phenomenon of information being slightly altered from one person to the next, until it becomes
something hardly related to the original story. Backing up this type of history is often impossible,
3) Writing systems
... This type of system is more accurate than verbal systems. Paper, stone, and other media for writing words and symbols can last the span of
thousands of years. Still, it is open to the same type of interpretation which causes verbal history to be skewed from one to the next. In the verbal
and writing system, there is an original message, but many times even the written message is skewed by interpretation. It is still more effective than
a verbal system for passing down knowledge and history to the next generations. This information, though vast and more accurate than the other 2
systems, does not easily facilitate the efficient searching and zeroing upon required information.
3a) For written history, different forms of technology were created to facilitate the passing on of knowledge and history. A few of these technologies
include Books, libraries, and organizational systems such as the Dewey decimal system. This helped make finding the book you wanted easier in the book
repository. The invention of Indexes helped to find the specific topic within the book. A visual scan or reading of the page is still necessary, and
the entire process is a multi-step solution which could be made much faster.
4) Electronic systems
... this type of system is relatively new compared to the others. This method of passing on knowledge and history can take on many forms. It may
include the previous 3 methods in their simplicity, and the data that is represented. Information degradation is not impossible, but also
comparatively rare compared to the others. The creation of video technology has allowed for history to be captured in a real time objective
4a) The most important technology regarding the electric documenting of events is the database. A relational database can be searched
for specific words, topics, video, media etc.. at a whim. They allow for access to tons of information at the press of a button.
4b) To facilitate a more accurate depiction of history, you will be tracked, scanned, logged, recorded, and monitored,
No longer will historians have to wonder about history.