Planet Dyne is back in your super calculator, exploring the memory of the Internet, including the blank spaces. From the Gopher to the Cypher and everything in between.
🖖🏾 Greetings fellow dyne! At the time of writing this epsiode, the (known) Internet consists of about 25 Million Petabytes, growing at approximately 70 Terrabytes per second! Yet, it's memory isn't very long. Sometimes there's friction between a dyne's memory and that of the Internet: every dyne above 30 remembers MySpace Tom, but the very website that got him befriended with half of the webz doesn't remember his profile pic. In 2003 it was estimated that the average lifespan of a website is surprisingly short: 100 days! More recent studies conducted by people with stake in the game of selling websites claim it is longer. Still appallingly short considering how much of everything that happened between 2010 and 2024 is relying on this memory. Thankfully, the Neighboring Galaxy known as The Internet Archive is doing an excellent job at trying to save some of this history.
Yet, the Internet expands. One can't help but wonder where all the thumb-drives are stored?
And this growth is not going to stop anytime soon. In fact, large corporations are working relentlessly at building the ultimate grey-goo generators to fill up the interwebz with all the none-sense we've come to expect.
Meanwhile, as in most cat and mouse stories, some mitigation is taking place.
In the darkness, light can be
While the corporate machine is humming like a crow. The grassroots keep growing. In terms of experience, maturity, resilience... Soon they will be strong and deeply settled roots. Baobab roots! In this episode Planet Dyne got a cosmic ping from one of the largest Baobabs growing on Planet Mocambos: Baobàxia.net.
On a mission to merge Internet with Sneakernet, residents of Mocambos are building beautiful networking-tools for communities that exist far off the grid by choice or by fate. A heartwarming revitalization of communication between the two planets begins. Rejoicing music could be heard from the hack-labs of every Zenroom fan out there.
Check out what Mocambos are doing to distribute the power of Mobilization via the Internet.
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🔙 In the dayz
"It used to be simpler and better."
— Every aging human.
Ah, the comfort of childhood! The glory of the teenage! Getting robbed for bubblegum. Or; the sweet existential doubts and candy-crushing dread of seeking out the courage to walk up to a crush.
Every time has it's time. And then it is gone. The appreciation of the past is most likely subjective. But there are good reasons to study the evolution of the complexity of human existence. From the the point of view of the individual human to that of the collective humanity. Knowledge is power, and in this episode the Planet got exposed to some pretty enriching perspectives that can be applied to a wide range of systems.
🧎 Aftermath of chaos
The CCC is such a rich experience. There's a litteral ton of interesting things that comes out of it. (And bare in mind that digital matter doesn't weigh very much) Looong after the event is over, many dynes are busy catching up with all the incredible presentations. One dyne shares an interesting talk about work, productivity and management in the digital era.
NSFW, you've been warned.
No comments on this one. Just some rarely seen cybernetic sexiness. Viewer discretion advised.
🎓 The European union of humans
Amalgamations bring a lot of good mixes but can be challenging. Especially when it comes to cultures and customs. This is something that is fairly easy to manage on Planet Dyne, where every dyne is very clear about what constitutes "home".
But for much bigger and heavier Planets like Europe, it poses many challenges. Thankfully, the planet is being proactive about it, with cool initiatives that showcase that residents of Planet Europe are better equipped to face today’s challenges through collaboration.
The European Young Leaders represent an alternative infrastructure of leadership – a new generation of leaders able to inspire action and generate change. Together, their passion, diversity of backgrounds and opinions, and innovative thinking create the right formula for generating fresh ideas to build a more forward-thinking Europe.
This year’s EYL class includes a winemaker, an Olympic swimmer, a glaciologist, politicians from all levels of government and national parliaments, green tech entrepreneurs, an award-winning Roma actress, unicorn and start-ups founders, CEOs, award-winning journalists, and artists that have established themselves at the highest levels in their fields.
🪐 Sovereign star-system
Planet Dyne is part of a larger star-system sometimes refered to as DigiSov. Recently, a meeting was held on the topic of Digital Sovereignty where the alliance of Planet Avant Garden and Planet Dyne was formalized. Check out the recording of the meeting (Portuguese)
That's it for this issue of Planet Dyne!
But.... If you've come so far, you deserve a little something extra! The intro promised a voyage through the memory of Internet. This entry, shared by a dyne like you, about Internet Artifacts on Neal.fun couldn't fit any better!
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Inside of it? Simple beauty in Multimedia! Maybe a little bit of mystery, too. Planet Dyne's residents certainly hope it will make you feel something positive.
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