The Internet Foundation
Applying the Internet to Global and Systemic Issues
Mission: Clarify and quantify global and systemic processes - for such as famine, disease, wars, genocide, health care, education, terrorism, governance, country planning, urban service delivery, information delivery, achieving excellence, developing culture, transforming science, developing technologies.
The Internet is now partially integrated into all human affairs, global issues, and self-sustaining strategies. As such, it can be catalytic in bringing closure to outstanding global problems, or bringing structure to emerging systemic issues.
The Foundation develops and uses Internet Search technologies for analyses of current and emerging issues. These automated search tools simplify the problem of finding everything on a given topic.
The Foundation plants websites as test cases in the development of comprehensive sites. Looking for compact and efficient ways to store all of the relevant sites, searches and organizations for any topic.
Chinas Future, Africas Future, Hurricane Katrina Notes, TheGatheringPlace.com, DisabilityNotes.Org, EnergyNotes.org, MediaWarfare.org, Social Issues, Science, Counter-Terrorism, Gravity Notes, Y2K-Status (Archive)
Why an Internet Foundation?
At one time, I was asked to lead a team of specialists to integrate all the information on the potential for famine in Africa and then to use that information to interrupt the famine process (now www.FEWS.net ). The effort convinced me that a small group of dedicated individuals could apply the latest in GIS, image processing, statistical, desktop publishing and communications tools to tackle a problem on the scale of Africa. For the past 12 years I have researched and used the Internet extensively for a wide variety of current issues and have grown convinced that society is spending many orders of magnitude too much to solve most problems.
The Internet Foundation cannot solve these problems by itself. But it can provide a core of Internet experience to share with others who are working on these problems. The Foundation can help identify and quantify processes quickly and efficiently - in a way that is transparent to all participants. The Foundation can pursue a course of research in using the Internet for these kinds of problems which will lay a foundation for future, still more successful efforts. - Richard Collins
Manual Coterm Surveys and Analyses - The Foundation creates thousands of profiles of individual topics using automated tools that help to quickly gather information on a single topic. These profiles are extremely helpful in finding information, and looking for related information. It is especially helpful when searching for new technologies, or answers to complex problems. Rather than a single search on a topic, the profiles may have hundreds of searches that hit the main topic and its major subtopics quickly. Here are some sample profiles: Magnetic Anisotropy, Ultracapacitors, Polar Molecules, Spatial Average, The Liquid State, Gravitational Waves, 3D Ultrasound, Genocide, Imaging Nerves, Low Temperature Glass, Blackbody Radiation Modes, Bioelectricity, Fluctuations, Crystal Structures, Acoustic Mossbauer, Microspectroscopy, Resonant Tunneling, Speckle, Auscultation, Ablation, Food Analysis, Phased Arrays, Nuclear Chemistry, Robotic Surgery, Low Temperature Conductivity, Internet Authentication, Internet Identification, Microwave Cancer, Comatose Patients, 3D, Bone Replacement, -- A more complete list of profiles1, profiles2
Coterm comparisons - The Library of Congress, Wikipedia and other databases on the web have implicit or explicit terms which lead to more information. It is possible to compare term frequencies on the web with frequencies of terms from subject listings. What I find is that many of the LC subject terms are no longer in use on the web - there are more current and relevant term to use.
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