I’m a huge fan of Lois McMaster Bujold and Suzanne Vega. When either artist releases something new, I ‘d enjoy to understand. (For those who don’t understand them, the first is a novelist, and the second is a singer/songwriter.).
There are a great deal of things I’m interested in, and information about them all can be discovered somewhere on the Internet. My interests likewise turn up in papers, and (generally extremely brief) segments on the evening News.
Like most people, I have a network of loved ones who share my interests, or a minimum of learn about them. When they discover one of my favourite topics making the News, they tell me. A few of my good friends are on the exact same e-mail lists as me, and post info to the list.
Bands that I like come to town, and I do not hear about it till someone mentions it after they have currently left. Or, as taken place when previously, a pal leaves to work as a roadie for a band I enjoy, and ends up telling me how awful they are.
There is a lot of information, and the Internet gives me access to the majority of it. What I need is something that can look through everything on the Internet, and on the television News, and worldwide’s output of Magazines and papers, and find the things that I’m interested in.
It would be dull work, so let’s not ask our fellow humans to do it. This requires a gadget, one that can handle and sort through vast amounts of information.
Sounds like a computer program.
Would not it be fantastic if computers could do all of that: Know what you are interested in, and sift the large information stream of the Internet and media for the things you wish to know?
We could each get a News publication about the locations and things you care about. Mine would include when Lois McMaster Bujold releases a new book, either dream or SF. Your News bulletin would not, unless your interests match mine in this case.
It would be like having a devoted pal who understands what you like and has all the resources of the BBC and United Press.
Possibly, once we start getting personalised News, everybody will begin enjoying the News again.
Now, there is pressure on tv News services that says, ‘If it bleeds, it leads’. They need to win ratings by reporting brutal murders, rather of the real fact of a constant drop in the murder rate. This makes the world seem scarier than it is, and it is frightening enough without that.
Possibly press reporters and News editors would go back to intending for interesting topics rather than scary ones if computer systems filtered the News for things individuals were interested in.
We do have a lot of issues in the world. It ‘d be useful to have something that browsed the wire and the web services for a solution to each problem.
I suggest actually each one. Just cut-and-paste a frightening News report into the ‘solution’ window of this tailored brand-new program, and it filters the compound from the scare mongering and searches for a service.
We might be out of petrol/gasoline in three years. So, how could we make it through without petrol to fuel trucks to transport food? How can we grow food without tractors and integrate harvesters?
Usage of prescription antibiotics, overuse, and abuse are creating antibiotic resistant stress of illness. How can we stop antibiotic resistant diseases being created?
When someone creates this solution function for a personalised News program, they might include a function to rephrase frightening over-hyped News products as dull fact.
Like many people, I have a network of pals and family who share my interests, or at least understand about them. They inform me when they observe one of my preferred subjects making the News. We might each get a News bulletin about the things and locations you care about. Your News publication would not, unless your interests match mine in this case.
Now, there is pressure on television News services that states, ‘If it bleeds, it leads’.