What If...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by leedogg, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Each computer connected to the net helped process some of the internet traffic when idle, similar to other distributed computing projects out there (seti, prime, etc)

    What if each cell phone helped relay other cell phone transmissions? so the more cell phones the better the signal.

    What if computer software was written which could optimize a pc's pefromance over time? rewriting code more efficiently, testing various internet settings, testing various hardware/OS settings, etc (this would have the greatest impact in a chip fab where they can optimize instruction sets/cpu architectures)

    At the very least a pc should be able to optimize its internet settings given whatever line bandwidth it detects...


    just some thoughts, feel free to add some of your own or critique mine.
     
  2. MdSalih

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    And thus, yet again, comes up the topic of a 'perfect world' :D

    Try explaining idealism to all these big companies making the big bucks and they'll stick you in a loonie bin.

    Idealism quite simply is a dream. It would be wonderful if we lived in a perfect world, but as we all know, nothing is ever perfect.

    [/end philosophical state of mind]

    Reading this really good book on Platonism at the moment, hence the philosophical viewpoint :p

    MdSalih
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No I think the overhead for that would be enourmous. I mean, someone has to route the traffic to you before you can route it (which you do straight back, no gain).

    Ad-hoc cellular networks. It's being researched. There is alot of issues of course. Security is one, the routed traffic draining your battieries is another.

    That'd be nice. :)

    Probably an easy task. Provided you acctually can find that information, which you can't unless you are on an unloaded net with bottleneck speeds greater than you interface speed. :)
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Well, have you thought of the consequences of having a stronger microwave signal hanging around your head? :p
    Maybe it'll just fry your brain a bit faster than it's doing currently.
    :rolleyes:
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    They do now, it's called a "trojan". :rolleyes:

    Again... they do now, it's called "cloning" someone elses cell phone. 'sept ya don't get a better signal... just a bigger bill. :p

    Never happen... Bill Gates has way too much money. :D

    Ummmmmm... see last answer. :p
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    onteresting, bill gates is the first to actually bring something like this to market...xp actually is the first os that does optimize itself...to no small gain either...prefetch is one of those optimizations

    this is the first step in what's known as a "second generation" computer

    a second generation computer would be the spawn of a computer that was written specifically to design a computer more advanced then itself, with concepts that we ourselfs couldn't or wouldn't have conceived

    and then, so on and so on

    we, (human beings) are such a computer...we are trying our best to design thinking devices bettter then ourselfs, and then those will design better then that, and so on..we are almost there aren't we

    has anyone thought that this might actually be the grand design of "our universe"?
     
  7. Xie

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    Sounds like a script kiddies greatest dream ... imagine the info they could get w/ sniffing that network ...
     
  8. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Just throwing some thoughts out there. I always try and think of ways to improve things in life....

    so far, i think that distributed internet processing seems like a bad idea, but I cant help but think that theres gotta be a way to improve upon the net. Build a smarter net, one that intelligently optimizes network traffic and can somehow utilize all the pc's out there to help speed things up.

    and xie...it would have been nothing they couldnt already intercept, just random packets of data being processed. Would be like you trying to steal the next prime number from the data your pc processes....

    Ok so they're working on something like that for cell phones? that would be nice. We'll see how it goes though.


    Heres another idea, what about intelligent clothing? Material that automatically opens and closes pores to become: warmer, cooler, waterproof, nekid. Well ok not naked (imagine the havoc if you can remotely trigger this :) ), but the others would be nice. The military would love something like this, wouldnt be surprised if its already being developed/developed somewhere...
     
  9. Xie

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    for a "better net" I would like to see some kind of code that would know there is no reason for a computer to send 100+ SYN/ping/ect. packets to any 1 ip. This would almost do away w/ DDoS attacks which could only be a good thing as they slow the whole net.
     
  10. Zedric

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    "first os"? Somehow I doubt that. They rarely are. First Microsoft OS maybe.
     
  11. Zedric

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    Well, IPv6 will help with some of those things. It has simpler routing structures and fixed packet size so the routers will have less load = faster routing. It also supports QoS to prioritise different classes of traffic, making room for better realtime applications. Among other things. :)

    I've allways wanted one of those! :)
     
  12. Grandmaster

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    A few sci-fi movies come to mind...
     
  13. Zedric

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    "Shall we play a game?"

    Ok, not that one, but the quote fit :p