Sunday, January 15, 2012

Terahertz information compression era

Information compression eras is an important area of futuretech: the progression from analog to digital and the developing friction for the next era.

Analog and digital are modes of modulating information onto the electromagnetic spectrum with increasing efficacy.

The next era could be characterized by the even greater effectiveness of electromagnetic spectrum control, particularly moving to multidimensional attribute modulation. Already DNA is a potential alternative encoding system with four and maybe eight combinations instead of the 1s and 0s of the digital era. Terahertz networking (Clariphy, Aurrion) and data provenance are early guides in the progress to the next node of information compression.

Excerpted from: "Reality: analog, digital, or information compression continuum?"

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