It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
At the IPTO, Licklider got Lawrence Roberts to start a project to make a network, and Roberts based the technology on the work of Paul Baran, who had written an exhaustive study for the United States Air Force that recommended packet switching (opposed to circuit switching) to achieve better network robustness and disaster survivability. UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock had provided the theoretical foundations for packet networks in 1962, and later, in the 1970s, for hierarchical routing, concepts which have been the underpinning of the development towards today's Internet. After much work, the first two nodes of
what would become the ARPANET were interconnected between UCLA's School of
Engineering and Applied Science and SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park,
California, on October 29, 1969.
In a 2008 academic paper, President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated "cognitive infiltration" of groups that advocate "conspiracy theories" like the ones surrounding 9/11.
The price of credibility is that government cannot be seen to control the independent experts."
Consequently what is needed is a method of article of manufacture to render media search engines built into Napster, Gnutella, and other media sharing network clients unusable. This is accomplished via the instant invention's processing capabilities which provide for the systematic manufacture and sharing of decoy files resembling proprietary media. When the instant invention is properly deployed, a user searching of such media recieves a high proportion of decoy hits. The instant invention's technology makes these decoy "hits" difficult to discern from real hits, and manifests lengthy download times to frustrate users and discourage use of search engines for desired media.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
Of course, one could just as well argue that the incredible amount of content on the internet is in itself a dilution...
Originally posted by davesidious
The dilution strategy is a great way not to hide information, but to get visits for information you don't have (or at least didn't produce). Take all those false blogs out there on the internet that reference each other in reciprocal mess of links, dotted and splashed with keywords like some Pollock 2.0 nightmare. Their soul purpose is to get accidentally high enough on search returns for "hot" keywords that people will click them, and the owners of the blogs will get revenue for each advert displayed, or each advert clicked. They're not trying to hide information, but to get paid. And it works. Google's bottom line relies on their search returns being as accurate as possible, and so while a massive corporation, on this one aspect they are firmly in line with the web population.
Originally posted by davesidious
That legislation discussed is nothing to worry about, as it's just one country.
A combination of consensus, lack of knowledge, and inertia among the people running the machines that administer domain name lookup means that domain names in TLD outside the legacy root, e.g., http:// lightning .faq, cannot be accessed by the large majority of people who use the Internet, unless they do some tinkering with obscure parts of their browser settings. Page 6
Originally posted by mikelee
Do you think it will get to the point of "pay per surf" or even regulated to the point of censorship for some sites?
My opinion is that many people in government fear the widespread knowledge they have no control over (I know because I'm retired from fedgov) and it does scare them.
During his visit to China in November, for example, President Obama held a town hall meeting with an online component to highlight the importance of the internet. In response to a question that was sent in over the internet, he defended the right of people to freely access information, and said that the more freely information flows, the stronger societies become. He spoke about how access to information helps citizens hold their own governments accountable, generates new ideas, encourages creativity and entrepreneurship. The United States belief in that ground truth is what brings me here today.