The Most Powerful Puzzle
Written by Jack Maitland on November 11, 2020
Look at this table and see if you can find a pattern…
|Who?||What they have done/are doing|
|Jeff Bezos||Created an E-Commerce platform that has acquired over 300,000 3rd party vendors (Amazon)|
|Elon Musk||Connecting Millions of cars (Tesla), connecting Humanity as we know it (Neurolink)|
|Mark Zuckerberg||Connected Millions to a social feed (Facebook)|
There’s a lot of pieces to this puzzle we call life, but not everyone can connect the right pieces together to build something amazing.
These are some of the most successful people in our day and age, simply because they took the time to look at the bigger picture and had the the tenacity and strategy to create a spectacular image.
So far people have connected businesses, people, ideas, cars, and soon to be our brains…
But, what if there was a puzzle out there that we didn’t even know was a puzzle, yet it was the most powerful one?
Let’s Talk About It
Computers were connected in the 1960s by Robert E. Khan and Vint Cerf, and they are still connected to this day via this one network, the Internet.
But, what if these computers didn’t have to operate independently?
What if the processing power of all of these devices could suddenly be harnessed?
Sometimes it’s fun to live in a fantasy world; so let’s imagine that someone was able to effectively harness the processing power of almost every computer and laptop.
This would be one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century.
If someone was able to pull this off and create a distributed super computer with the available computers in the world, roughly 2 billion, it would change life as we know it!
Taking a step back that’s a bold claim, but let me explain!
First, we have to describe the current dilemmas and some of the issues preventing humanity from reaching our fullest potential in terms of processing power!
As computers work, compute, they get hot. Like really hot. To put this into perspective quantum computers need to be approx. -455 degrees, or the equivalent of the temperature in space.
Yes, most computers don’t need that degree of cold, but when you try to compute large computations heat is an issue.
Another issue is physical space. Quantum computers are huge. Due to their required temperature, large fridge like devices are set up that take up a huge amount of room.
We’ve all seen this image of the ENIAC or the first computer
Humanity is at the same point in history with quantum computing, Enormous rooms filled with hardware!!
Along with heat and space, these quantum computers are expensive. Tens of millions (could very well be in the hundreds of millions now!) of private and corporate dollars going into the funding of these super-computers, surely they have to be burning a hole in the pockets of the ambitious.
By connecting millions of household computers’ processing power we are effectively creating a distributed super-computer. The heat, space, and money issues simply vanish. Yes, other issues arise as to how someone would actually manage to pull this off. But in terms of astronomical amounts of processing power, it’d be a success!
Ok, so we have enormous amount of GPU/CPU through a distributed super computer, how does that have any impact on life as we know it?
It gives us the ability to:
1. Hash Mining
This is the process for mining cryptocurrencies. Basically a system where processing power is dedicated to solving algorithms for a reward
To learn more about hash mining and mining cryptocurrency check out this article
“What is Bitcoin Mining”: https://cointelegraph.com/bitcoin-for-beginners/what-is-mining
2. Running AI Simulations
Machine learning is how AI is generated!
AI is created by taking data; processing the data, then taking a machine learning algorithm that will run until it gets the best model or the, “Golden Model”
So creating an AI project requires processing power to process the data, as well as run the machine learning algorithm until the Golden Model is reached!
If you would like to learn more check out Code Bullet on Youtube!
Code Bullet: https://www.youtube.com/c/CodeBullet
3. Data Stream Processing
Data Stream processing is the processing of data in motion, or in other words, computing on data directly as it is produced or received. The majority of data are born as continuous streams: sensor events, user activity on a website, financial trades, and so on – all these data are created as a series of events over time.
That’s according to Google, but just for a brief explanation this is taking data on the flow of data. So if a large corporation has a network of computers, they can see the data on their network and determine the health of it. This allows to increase the optimization of these networks!
4. Media Rendering
Imagine a world where everyone can play every game. No matter how crappy your device may be! It sounds totally unrealistic but hear me out…
One day very soon we will be able to render anything and everything away from you’re device, then port only the video to your device!
So one day little Timmy will have a mediocre laptop, but will be able to play the most hardware intensive games because all of the handwork his laptop used to have to do is now transferred elsewhere.
This goes for more than just games, anything that needs to be rendered can be rendered on the cloud then sent to your device!
This will be revolutionary for the movie industry! Crazy CGI and 3D projects will be easily accessible to everyone!
This also will impact the virtual reality industry as large headsets and hefty computers aren’t needed to render in the virtual reality around you!
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a highly-distributed platform of servers that helps minimize delays in loading web page content by reducing the physical distance between the server and the user. This helps users around the world view the same high-quality content without slow loading times.
Another Google Definition so let me break it down. The entire internet is streamed, unless you save something, as in download it.
So, your router streams internet to your computer/laptop (unless you have an Ethernet Cable!!)
Just as websites stream their content to your screen.
When your internet is slow, it’s because the streaming got interrupted, or you got too far away from you’re router
Websites have the same problem, the further you are from where they stream their content, the longer, and more expensive it costs!
Websites streaming content requires for them to have processing power. This means expensive server farms around the world.
This distributed super-computer would be able to handle most, if not all, of this
A distributed supercomputer has the potential to change Earth, a puzzle that hasn’t been assembled…yet
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