posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 03:26 PM
The NSA's goal appears to be "Collect everything; let God sort it out." When you take out all the political rhetoric, the reactions, and the
"outrage," that's what you have, an agency that can't discriminate between the important and the trivial, so its reaction is to collect everything
just in case. Since the advent of digital, its job has increased by several exponents. It is drowning in data, but that very fact obscures what little
relevant information is out there to be had. They NEED a way to discriminate.
Here's an example. The NSA listens to every single cell phone call in a place like Somalia or Syria. Every single one. These calls have to be
listened to and translated from a particular dialog of Arabic into English, searched for threats, and deemed actionable or not. 99% or more are not.
They are one person calling Grandma to see how she is doing, one kid calling another about the football game. Most of it is tedious and irrelevant.
But each one is observed by a competent Arabic translator, usually a young military person who has been through the crucible of DLI (The Defense
Language Institute in Monterey, California), then, if something is deemed appropriate, shunted to a native Arabic speaker to make sure the idioms and
slang are correct, then sent "upstairs" for someone to decide on a course of action.
This is tedious, expensive, and over 99% useless data. And that's for a third world country. Come to the US or Western Europe and the noise level
goes up. You don't have the translation problem, usually, but the noise problem more than makes up for it. Take ATS as an example. Here there are
thousands of posts per day. It's not just that most of them are useless, posted by people who have no idea what they are talking about, and by a few
people who do, it has all the buzz words, all the conspiracy theories, all the acronyms, and all the subjects that could be useful--but aren't.
That's right. Of all the hundreds of thousands of ATS posts, it is unlikely that even one has the importance of actionable intelligence. Not one. You
can talk aliens til you're blue in the face and in the final analysis all you have is disinformation at best, AT BEST, and totally complete
fabrication and useless opinion at worst. Billy Meier stuff. Steven Greer stuff. Gilliand stuff. There really is nothing useful to see here. Yet it
must be assessed. The few keywords that cause a hit must be looked at and judged. Ultimately, it must be discarded.
So NO WONDER the NSA wants a better computer. It's faced with the gigantic, near-impossible task of stopping the next terrorist attack before it
happens. (Yeah, yeah, conspiracy, NWO, Rockefeller, Illuminati, aliens, blah, blah, blah, the NSA has heard it all before.) And they can't really get
to the valuable information without a way to cut through the crap to find it. OF COURSE they are looking at better technologies to help them out.
It's a no-brainer.