Elon University

A vision for the future

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 or to refine your search, click here.

Name: Martin G. Smith

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


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: April 17, 2012