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This lecture lays out Wells's vision for "...a sort of mental clearing house for the mind, a depot where knowledge and ideas are received, sorted, summarized, digested, clarified and compared." Wells felt that technological advances such as microfilm could be used towards this end so that "any student, in any part of the world, will be able to sit with his projector in his own study at his or her convenience to examine any book, any document, in an exact replica."
And Google has embarked on an ambitious secret effort known as Project Ocean, according to a person involved with the operation. With the cooperation of Stanford University, the company now plans to digitize the entire collection of the vast Stanford Library published before 1923, which is no longer limited by copyright restrictions. The project could add millions of digitized books that would be available exclusively via Google."
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If people find that privacy policies of a particular technology is not to their liking, they should unplug it. They should retreat from the internet. They should cut off their phone lines and they should go hide in the mountains... they have that choice.
reply to post by six67seven
I know what your saying, but you can still read a book the old school way , like having a actual book in your hands and no one besides you would know.
The only reason to need so much data is to build A.I. - not like the A.I. in the movies but - a real game changer, like the wheel or the arch. Humanity needs A.I. to help solve the problems of exploring the universe.
First we have to build A.I. to help us deal with the asteroids / e.t. threats. A.I. is a matter of survival.
Google world brain is clearly the leader, as the world's #1 search engine, it has been collecting our thoughts for a decade. The project is so important that nearly every human being on the planet is involved, in some way, with the production of the world brain.