Pangaia Project

The Pangaia project's purpose is take the WikiWay to its ultimate fulfillment: WikiVersionTwo. It extends wiki by adding a reputation system for users (forming a meritocracy like in academia; see UserRanking) and PerItemVoting for each contribution.

It will move the Internet away from the geo- and server-centric legacy into a PeerToPeer architecture, adding a ThreeDimensionalVisualizationModel to the Internet (the PresentationLayer). It will also attempt to do other neat things, like make a UltimateArchitecture by revamping the ObjectOrientedProgramming paradigm and make a DataEcosystem. See ObjectOrientedRefactored. The Pangaia project offers the first UnifiedDataModel,

In other terms, it will advance InformationScience, to hold and categorize all knowledge of civilization. More than the Library of Congress classification system (or the Dewey Decimal system) did for printed media, it will create a system of organizing all knowledge, implementing a TheoryOfKnowledge and realizing that AllDataRelatesToOtherData. As such, it will fulfill CopyRight law and provide true FairUse communities down to the every word.

Ultimately, this project will make use of a new DataStructure called a FractalGraph - "the data structure to end all data structures!". As a companion to the FractalGraph is a MessagePassingFramework? to allow nodes to communicate to one another. (See ObjectOrientedRefactored).

Once this is done, the DeskTop will go away. Or you could call it something like an ExoKernel. Pangaia = (LanguageIsAnOs + DataEcosystem) + ThreeDimensionalVisualizationModel. In this formulation, once the paradigm shifts, Python gets re-optimized for the UnifiedObjectArchitecture?, becomes the ExoKernel and the tree-like FileSystem, since AllDataRelatesToOtherData, becomes a fully-ordered NameSpace. The VPython Visualization model becomes the User's interface into CyberSpace.

Think of it like this, you're used to viewing the O.S. as something for the computer, but a computer doesn't need an O.S. It was an accommodation to handle applications, but back in the old days, applications didn't know about each other, and created little data silos for themselves. Now, with the Internet especially, all data can relate to everything else. And with the rise of personal computing, each machine became a single-user system managing their personal data and associations. So make this explicit. Use the 3-d graph to manage data directly and visually.

I don't understand this paragraph. For me the operating system is just that, something which enables the computer hardware to be accessed by the operations specified by the user or users through the software layers. This is something which is getting to be more and more complicated as the hardware evolves. Over time the access to the hardware has been made more remote by generalizations which have been added to the operating system. How can you manage without these layers? -- JohnFletcher

I mean something like an ExoKernel architecture: instead of a "middle-man" organizing CPU scheduling of different applications, the application IS the OS; i.e. the application and the OperatingSystem become <ONE>. The application becomes the whole access point into the CyberSpace, while being microoptimized for CPU utilization and a broad view for data I/O. Each node in the object model is a process, and since it's designed to be a unified model, it is the main focus at any given time...

But possibly it will require a TrustedSystem utopia that doesn't exist. Yet since a big part of the concept is about FairCredit assignment, the possibility of such may be attainable.
But if you want the codez to create the SelfOrganizing PerfectSystem, you'll have to find MarkJanssen.

Otherwise, just help popularize VisualPython and ProcessingLanguage.
PeerToPeer is overrated. Central servers are cheap for text-centric apps, making it easier to keep everything in synch. And if everybody reinvents the wiki in their own little cloud, then hyperlinks or their equiv become useless or confusing.

See also GlassBeadGame, BlueAbyss, TreeOfLife, EverythingTwo, PythonThreeThousand


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