Carbon Dating / Digital Information

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Semantic architecture is not like physical architecture because evidence of previous or alternate use is hard to find.  There is little reason to study older digital archiving or exchange requirements.  There is no carbon footprint equivalent to measure over time yet.

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Theosophical Publishing House   Ideas and information are published, maintained and available, or the only results are a mysterious, unexplained broken link or 404 Error.  Less than 5 percent of previously published, no longer maintained information may continue to have value.  In addition to efforts such as the Wayback Machine to capture everything, there should also be efforts to capture only some things based on patterns and evidence of use so only the most important connections and examples can be preserved even if the individual or organization that instigated this information is no longer around or maintaining their website or database.  Its a major conceptual, mathematical, and artistic problem to work on.  If digital information is to leave footprints, maybe these could mimic carbon in their structure. Carbon1

Allotropes of Carbon   carbon2

Utah scientists find longest Carbon-Carbon Bond.

Even the band Modest Mouse is curious about the persistence and interchangeability of carbon. The song, Parting of the Sensory, is talking about more than the chemical structure.  Select phrases about a different kind of bonding and tracking are below.

Dehydrate back into minerals

A life long walk to the same exact spot

 

Carbon’s anniversary

The parting of the sensory

Old old mystery

The parting of the sensory

 

The weather changed it for the worse

And came down on us like it had been rehearsed

And like we hope, but change will surely come

And be awful for most but really good for some

I took a trip to the exact same spot

We pulled the trigger, but we forgot to cock

And every single shot

 

Some day you will die and

Somehow something’s going to steal your carbon

 

Some day you will die and

Somehow something’s going to steal your carbon

 

Well some day you will die somehow and

Something’s going to steal your carbon

 

Some day you will die and

Someone’s or something’s will steal your carbon

 

Some day something will die and

Somehow you’ll figure out how

Often you will die somehow and

Something going to steal your carbon

 

Well some day you will die somehow and

Something’s going to steal your carbon

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