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The Next Google

Postby zetreque on January 1st, 2017, 10:42 pm 

I remember back when google was this unknown search engine that only a handful of people started talking about on chat networks. Back then Yahoo and MSN were the go to search engines.

I noticed a search bot on on here, Majestic-12 [Bot], and looked it up.

http://www.majestic12.co.uk/about.php

There are millions web sites out there, with billions of pages and so far only a handful of huge companies were able to create a search engine that can provide relevant information to the users. Big companies control the entry point to the data you seek, and neither you nor web masters who run the sites have a say in the matter.


This project is about creation of a World Wide Web search engine based on concepts of distributing workload in a similar fashion achieved by successful projects such as SETI@home and distributed.net.


There are many projects out there that are putting power into the hands of the people. Energy, food, media, science, and many others are going to being "distributed." Is going distributed (as opposed to centralized) the future of web browsing and possibly many other parts of society? Or is google too powerful now?
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Re: The Next Google

Postby Scott Mayers on January 2nd, 2017, 2:48 am 

I think there is a 'curse' when it comes to a lot of good things (maybe all). When 'novel', they tend to serve something good by many but become too powerful through time until they become useless to trust because such faith lets down our guard. Someone will always exist to take advantage of that faith and ruin it for the many it initially served valuable for.

I have less faith in our future online services to continue to be 'free' nor 'democratic' in the future. In fact, we already are much more limited now than ever. Satellite communications and cryptography are the last vestiges of hope before the Internet loses complete trustworthiness. Search engines appeal to business entities that deal in OPTIMIZING those who pay and now already affect things like Google.
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