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This is one of nearly a thousand foresight statements shared by people from around the world. To return to the Voices of the People home page, click here. To do a refined search of the Voices of the People statements, click here. To submit your ideas to this online archive, look to the upper right corner of this page, click on "Share Your Prediction" and fill in the pop-up form.

Name: Martin G. Smith

From: Canada

Bio: Research coordinator for a 526+TB CAN [Closed Area Network] Library

Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People

Topic: Getting, Sharing Information

Headline: Taking Back The Vision

Nutshell: There will come a time when the abyss of overtaken networking will reach its inevitable end and rationality will prevail

Vision: The ABOTA Library was created before, but includes the philosophical direction of LOCKSS [Lots Of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe]. It is a distributed service accessed by approximately 6,200 users and is growing at a rate of 1TB/week.
The content is primarily gleaned from a continuous data mining application which is directed to specific topics of interest by any one member of the user group and deposited in the library for use by everyone.
One of the benefits of this system is it contains some documents viewed as contrary to institutional and/or government ethos which were removed from the host site, yet remain in the ABOTA Library.

Martin G. Smith Ph.D - Research Coordinator
MATH Not METH - Camp One
Initiative Coordinator - Selkirk Light-Train
Chief Squid - Sw'Equity One

Collaborative Initiatives of RedSeven Services/ABOTA*

Date Submitted: 4/17/2012

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