Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Visible to The Cloud

A conversation visible to the cloud can be visualized with a discussion between two parties, Person Q and Person S. It is similar to an in-person conversation but with an intermediary, in this case, the cloud.

If one were to overhear a person-to-person conversation and transcribe it, the explicit part would be recorded. The intermediary (our cloud) can archive the explicit part of the exchange. Assumptions would be required in order to interpret the archive at a later time. For instance, each party is assumed to be listening to the other rather than just intermittently talking or taking turns doing so.

If those assumptions can be derived from related cloud conversations - much as one person becomes familiar with another - the subsequent conversations become more productive as a result of the network effect. The reason for the two areas is simple. The real-time explicit alone is far more meaningful when considered in the context upon which it rests, the implicit and emergent potentiality.

As we know, various cloud entities have been aggregating and abstracting assumptions about variations on the conversations theme since the advent of robust interactivity on the net.  The Google translate facility is an example. There is an element of its evolution that is automatically updated based on real-world translations.

At this point, it might be useful to describe a case where there are those who want to undermine the natural trend to cloud augmented communications. A good example here is propaganda. The very purpose of the campaign is diluted if there is a competitive narrative or, and this is the important part, the audience is sharing information contradicting the propaganda message.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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