Saturday, January 14, 2012

Absolute Zero

In a recent article published regarding information storage at the atomic scale, a single statement alludes to the superiority of computing in absolute zero vs. room temperature.
New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms
January 12, 2012
Via this, it can be easily imagined that the future of computing will take place in absolute zero. Consequently, these computers will be either on the moon or in earth’s orbit. Following the latter, and considering a time in a few decades when we become inextricably linked with this technology, we will, in a sense, and perhaps more than that, exist in this aggregate of satellite-computers, having freed ourselves from Earth’s gravity. We could call this The Anthroposphere – a physical sphere that surrounds the earth and yet contains us within it.

just an update...

The Pirate Bay Blog, 03.18.2012
With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we're going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.

We're just starting so we haven't figured everything out yet. But we can't limit ourselves to hosting things just on land anymore. These Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) are just the first attempt. With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away. For the proxy system we're building, that's more than enough.
In the skies above the city a drone flock drifts into formation broadcasting their local file sharing network. Part nomadic infrastructure and part robotic swarm they form a pirate internet, an aerial napster, darting between the buildings....

Today we are much closer to our virtual community than we are to our real neighbours. This death of distance has created new forms of city based around ephemeral digital connections rather than physical geography. The infrastructure that drove the development of the city was once large permanent networks of roads, plumbing and park spaces but are now nomadic digital networks, orbiting GPS satellites and cloud computing connections.

Drones, Caves, and Toilets: When Data Centers Go Rogue
Caleb Garling, July 6, 2012 

Oregon-based Server Sky wants to build data centers in space — and power them with the sun.

“Integrating power generation and computing in space can greatly reduce the materials and manufacturing needed to deploy and power a data center,” Keith Lofstrom, Server Sky’s director, tells Wired. “Delivering computation from space, Server Sky can focus on cities, villages, even small companies poised for rapid growth, without having to deploy and maintain nationwide communication and electricity infrastructure.”

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