Beyond the Information Age discusses a new way of thinking about computers, knowledge and understanding. See the editorial for more information....


The study of historical figures will become an industry in itself in the Age of ISSU. Historians will attempt to recreate the knowledge bases of important and famous people. By working together on a project like Jesus.issu where knowledge from the Bible and other sources are combined to reverse engineer the knowledge base of this famous man. People will then have a new living being that is the best effort of thousands of thinkers to duplicate the operation of this person. Eventually we will have a whole array of historical duplicates of famous people from human history that we can interact with using the Internet.

Much like the study of historical figures will allow the reverse engineering of their knowledge base, a similar technique can be used to reverse engineer the knowledge base of plants and animals too. By carefully observing the behavior of a plant or animal in different situations the procedural knowledge that directs the creature can be deduced. Then by comparing this reverse engineered knowledge with knowledge extracted directly from DNA codes, the DNA code can be decoded. Once a reliable understanding of DNA code is developed the knowledge base of all life-forms will be open for inspection.

Last Update: 2006-Dec-23