[WikiEN-l] Reliable sources for deaths

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 12:01:46 UTC 2009

2009/10/8 Carcharoth <carcharothwp at googlemail.com>:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 12:52 AM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> For the rather longer term citing interplanetary sources is going to
>> be one of the problems an interplanetary wikipedia would face.
> You just get the feeling, don't you, that the future sometimes takes
> care of itself. Can the way information is handled change so much that
> "citing" it becomes irrelevant? Will all information packets contain
> within themselves some "provenance", allowing people to verify the
> information first-hand? And will the programs used by that far-future
> information-gathering and information-querying system spider along the
> information trail to verify things for those gathering the
> information?

All moves to move the internet in that dirrection have been kind of
shot down and the P2P mob are actualy working to take us further away
from this senario.

> Or will information networks in the future be a contradictory mess?

See no reason for them to be any worse on earth than they are now. You
hit issues with interplanetry stuff due to limited bandwidth and poor
ping times (Jubiter is at best half an hour away. Want to try editing
wikipedia with that kind of lag?)

> Imagine citing information in a world where time travel was possible!

Acessdate should keep up with that.

> Or there were alternate universes!

|Universe=alpha| or one namespace per universe.

>How about citing information passed
> between alien species with a totally different concept of information
> recording and flow?

Finding ways to transcribe such information into human formats is
likely to be a problem others deal with before wikipedia.


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