If we look back at the last 2,000 years of history, we can see some over-arching trends, themes through-out and a look at what is old is new again. This is a re-print of a translated article from Issue 148 of Bit magazine in Portugal from January, 2011.
Protected Cultural Property
On May 14, 1954 the Hague Convention set out to prevent the destruction of culturally important artifacts. In the aftermath of the second world war where many of Europe’s cultural and social works of art and history were destroyed, something needed to be done to prevent this from happening again.
What if we froze this moment in time it constantly was replaying over and over again, but you could move freely around and see it from any angle. How would that change your perspective, your outlook and the decisions you would make?
As we explore our solar system, the biggest determent to communication speed won’t be the bandwidth, but the latency. As bandwidth gets larger and larger, we’ll quickly become aware of the real bottleneck in the network. There is an upper bound limit to the response time, the speed of light, which cannot be broken. There are ways to get around this, but they are hacks at best and can certainly be improved.
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Hieroglyphs where used for over 3000 years by the Ancient Egyptians. Luckily, they are still studied and researched today, otherwise I couldn’t enlist others’ help in my crazy follies.