The Three Internet Structures of Solar System

Notes on the three internet structures that appear in Solar System.

Internet
This is the first Internet, as we have today. It contains only content, and it does not moderate itself. It is a persistent record of the raw dump of human consciousness, aggregated into a single place that anyone can access.

Intranet
This was invented after privacy became less important to society. The Intranet sought to add context to content, tagging every piece of information on the Internet with its corresponding human element. Good humored interactions now displayed their sources; angry interactions revealed just where the anger was coming from. The Intranet became a dynamic footnote for every person’s life, for others to read at will. Some people still opt out of the Intranet, like Hector. However, this is viewed as socially deviant behavior.

DripNet, Karma, etc.
This, the third internet invention, is what allowed humanity to prosper to its current point. I call it DripNet, but that is not likely to be its actual name. This internet is a karmic modulator for the entire scope of human interaction as it occurs over the network. Where the internet was humanity’s Id, and the Intranet its Ego, this is humanity’s Superego. I’m not sure of the date, but this Internet had only recently become active.

DripNet assesses the ability of person’s network interaction to harm another person, and adjusts it accordingly, without knowledge of either the person who initiated the interaction or its respondent. This creates a multitude of internetworks, perhaps one for each person. In this manner, the flow of hatred and fear from person to person (as exemplified in Secretary) is stopped and whisked away to the fringes of “humanity’s consciousness,” what the global network had become.

DripNet also has the ability to maintain people’s persons. When people grow out of the vehement passions and bonds which caused them to ardently spill out into the internet with pride, those old people are deleted, since they have been effectively been abandoned by their sources. I’d imagine that there are some hard-core history groups which preserve the data of the network, but DripNet cleans up public interactions which no longer have a source. In this way, people’s own persons are verified by themselves, and the internet becomes a continuum of a life instead of an immutable record.

6 Responses to “The Three Internet Structures of Solar System”

  1. Solifuge says:

    So in a lot of ways, this internet-of-the-future behaves like a brain, but on a global scale. I love how it mirrors the components and functions that biological brains evolved… a sort of cultural/technological brain for humanity as a whole. Very cool.

  2. Andrey says:

    Zack, you still have 3/4/14 as the latest blog post date in the header so most of the regular visitors probably won’t read it. I only just noticed this post myself.

  3. kuu says:

    this is what the spiders wanted to make?

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  5. Nohbdy says:

    When you say that the DripNet “Deletes” people, do you mean the online identity and all communication / content produced by that online identity or does it do something else?

  6. Zack says:

    Hi Nohbdy,

    DripNet creates differential internet interaction. When one person says something that could create bad karma—the passage of malice down to the next person, which then starts a chain reaction of malice—the stimulus is removed and most likely replaced with something that cannot create bad karma. Meanwhile, the person that initiated the malice—aware of it or not—does not see the change. There are now two versions of the internet, and will be more, as many as it takes to stop the propagation of malice and demoralization.

    DripNet is designed to change with people. As versions of people die away, the interactions associated with that persona also die. The reason for this, is that old versions of people that have been discarded by their host can have charisma that acts against the host’s current wishes. As a result, an old interaction within a forum that has since been considered obsolete can still have weight to new eyes. DripNet would eliminate this “residual charisma” and preserve the current person only.

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