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Re: Is Privacy Dead ? A helpful hint.

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 14:35:41 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <66027.16855.qm@web82407.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, W3C Egov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I digress, and quote Wikipedia:  "When interfering, two waves can add together 
to create a larger wave (constructive interference) or subtract from each other 
to create a smaller wave (destructive interference), depending on their relative 
phase."  Since Meta Data propogate as waves as well as particles, how does one 
determine the phase of any streaming or rolling set of Meta Data along the 
e-world pipeline?  How much constructive interference of Meta Data would be 
required to tilt the coherence of waves propogated amidst physical space? 
Michael A. Norton

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: W3C Egov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thu, October 7, 2010 2:08:22 PM
Subject: Re: Is Privacy Dead ? A helpful hint.

I'll try again.

Meta Data (e.g. facts) propagate as a wave as well as a particle.  A report 
released at a "Coordinated Time" does not reflect the habits of human 
communities trying to reach a consensus. Until everyone has seen a "fact", it's 
News.  While information travels at the speed of light, *consensus* has a fixed 
path exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second long.  That means, if you issue a report at 
time T, exactly 24 Hours + 1 Seconds later the whole world has seen it and a 
consensus can form.  Meta Data does not travel "through the grapevine", although 
"normal data" does - when a report is issued in Washington, London sees it as 
News 4 hours later and sees it as Meta Data 24 Hours + 1 Second after arrival.

It's just arithmetic.  Each Country and each Subdivision has a characteristic 
"Arrival Time".  This is a constant, and unique, for each individual Entity - so 
the pair (Country Arrival Time, Subdivision Arrival Time) is also unique, even 
if it does not have any "deeper" meaning itself.  And it does *not* have any 
deeper meaning after exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second from when the Statistic was 
issued.  In terms of a Physics, There are a bunch of standing waves, with 
varying frequencies which all collapse at T + (24 Hours + 1) Second, but since 
you knew the frequencies you can use them to sort the Entity Names.

For Communities, and Meta Data I think "Consensus Moment" is a good way to put 
it, but in exactly 24 Hours + 1 Second, I should probably take a poll ;o)

As a practical example of how this might be used, a csv of the group of Entities 
which comprise NAFTA (US+Canada+Mexico, technically I should exclude some of the 
Entities or add subdivisions, Palau etc.) is at


If you were going to release NAFTA statics, then you would need to have a static 
(or a null) for every entity.

I also made a javascript calculator to compute the apparent arrival times, one 
at a time.  I'll post it in a few days.


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