OK so here’s a thought right,
When we are born we get given an identity number, American’s get a social security number and so on.
What if they also issued you with a personal I.P. address ?
It’s yours for life.
Well mind you, much like a dhcp issued address, the lease would eventually expire, in this case, when you die.
It could be used for external devices, or you can program the address into an internal device (I’m talking an internal into your body device) like a USB device, except it gets inserted into your brain via your rectum or something and then ties into a brain CMS and can even allow you to back up your brain or even format it.
Sure the external thing would be cool, you can use your IP as a gateway to an internal network, but its YOUR IP address, it goes everwhere you go, if you want of course.
The uses for a personal I.P. connected to an internal device would be mind blowing, I mean imagine being anywhere in the world and getting your mail pushed to your brain. You dont even need to read it, cause its there, you just need to remember it or recall it from memory.
Stream a movie right from itunes straight into your brain!
You would be sitting at a restaurant having lunch with a friend and it would be like
“So like dude, have you watched Sherlock Holmes yet?”
and you would be like
“I am, hang on, this is a cool part I’m experiencing”
Imagine the whole world of Thought Blogging. You think and your blog updates. Although if you are a guy and married, make sure your wife doesn’t subscribe to your rss feed, afterall we think about sex every 6 minutes.
You get home and your wife is like “You want to do WHAT to my sister?”
But I digress.
Imagine uploading to YouTube straight from your eyes! No need for a camera.
All you need to be is in wifi connecting distance from any hot spot and you are WIRED!
There would be a downside though.
Say you skip work for a day and then the next day your boss is like,”so where were you?” and you like “oh I was at home with a migraine” and then he goes “Bullshit! I did a tracert on your IP and the 2nd last hop was the 14th green at Kensington Golf Course!”
You would be kinda fucked.
The world would be a different place. Say Zuma dissapears, the headlines would read:
“Zuma feared dead, no reply to ping”
Mind you, if you are Zuma or Julius Malema, chances are you are going to find yourself getting DDossed pretty often.
And then of course you would have to deal with brain hackers, not to mention that everytime there’s an Earthquake in Haiti or a Tsunami hits East Asia, a million americans would get pissed off because 100 000 peers disconnected from the torrent swarm.
The upside to that though is that theres some spare bandwidth and your download speed should increase if you are using RapidShare.
Of course the biggest selling point would be the matrix like learn-karate-in-2-minutes upload thingy!
Thats it, I’m sold.
Where do I sign?
I’m looking forward to attending my first 27 dinner this Sunday and seeing some old faces like Vinny Lingham who I used to work with and Tyler Reed who I have known for a few years and is someone that I think is going to make a huge dent in the online arena in the next few years with his ideas.
A number of people that I am looking forward to meeting include Vince Maher, Matt Buckland, Justin Hartman to name a few and I’m also looking forward to hearing Colin speak about the ideas for The Times.
If you are going to be attending 27 I am looking forward to meeting you.