Orbits of Information

Orbits of Information

Have you tried to obtain very specific Information about a topic by using traditional search engines? You are subject to the business rules of the companies that control them, such as Advertising, SEO or Popularity. We all know how these rules change the order of relevance in search results to meet market demands. Depending on the Information that you seek, it can be difficult to be found. Currently, this is not search, but research. How to locate quickly, with precision, in an organized and structured way, all Information related to a topic? Amithings introduces the Orbits, or “Worlds”, centered on a specific category, topic or subject. Designed by Freepik In a two-dimensional model, designed for flat screens, Orbits are represented by circles, and they can be enlarged or reduced, as in maps. In the three-dimensional model, Orbits are spheres inserted in a virtual space (VSpace), in which the user, through the use of special equipments, such as Virtual Reality Gear or Kinect, can enter and catch the desired Information. Orbits can approach or move away from other Orbits. Orbits may contain or intersect other Orbits. The creation of Orbits will not require any human intervention. Orbits should be formed “naturally”, based on the connections (links) and relationships (familiarity, proximity, hierarchy, etc.) among different Information....
How does Amithings deal with Information

How does Amithings deal with Information

We understand the Information as a set of data with a meaning. In Amithings, the Information is an entity oriented to serve a specific purpose. We give it a practical sense of general utility. It’s been a long time since we are in the era of Information and we are still dealing with data. The concept of data loses relevance to make room for Information. There is no place for meaningless data. All Information is very well defined and represented by the context in which it is inserted and by their set of Meta Information (properties, attributes, methods, triggers, events, statistics, etc.), no matter its size. Being the smallest unit in Amithings, the Information comes organized in sets of Information, only to facilitate their understanding and manipulation. Here are a few examples of sets of Information: Television network schedule Species of spiders that inhabit the island of Madagascar Boiling point of chemical compounds Paragraphs of a book McDonalds restaurants in the world Episodes of House Books of Nietzsche Moons of the Solar System Films of Christopher Nolan Technical specifications of a product line All mobile devices A list with all true type fonts Sets of Information are organized in the form of tables, with two or more dimensions. So, they have headers, columns, rows, and cells. Each set of Information has a unique identifier known as Web Id, which allows us to access it individually. The same applies to each of their cells, which are also Information and can be accessed individually too. As a kind of Web Database, Amithings introduces some changes in the way of dealing with Information: Tables stores Information instead of data. Each individual row, column or cell, group of columns, group of cells and the own Information has its own meta information (attributes, properties, events, methods, triggers, statistics), and it can be retrieved by a Web Id, a unique...
A world where everything is connected

A world where everything is connected

Imagine a world where all sources of Information are structured, organized, complete, standardized, centralized, secure and reliable. Don’t be fooled, this is not the perfect world, but it can connect everything to everything with a minimum effort, a scenario conducive to great unprecedented merger in history: the real world with the virtual. In our attempts to virtualize the real world, we put everything we consider important on the Internet. We do this in a disorderly manner, unstructured and decentralized. To impose a minimum of order amid the chaos of the Internet, we need search engines, discovery engines, catalogs of information, blogs, forums, business listings, maps, complex algorithms, and many resources of all kinds. However, the Information on the Web are not always secure, reliable, or complete. The Internet has grown cluttered. For us humans, it is not problem to deal with this reality. We are adaptable, we’re growing, learning and even having fun with it. But what about machines? We cannot simply plugging them on the network, it is not safe. See the example of the intelligent refrigerator. Although we believe that Internet is growing “exponentially”, it seems to be moving slowly. We say this by comparing what we do today with what it could be done. Find patterns and Knowledge in the midst of chaos is a costly task, requires time, high investments in education and research, it is reserved for few, and too often it makes us incur errors. The Zurich Axioms, in particular the Major Axiom 5 (On patterns) says: “Chaos is not dangerous until it begins to look orderly.”. When we bring Order to the Information,...