Central Information Overview

The Central Information system is envisioned at a repository of information and experience, from library books for general reading, a computer database to map topics and indices of the materials available, and interactive computer programs and instructional video “how-to's” to relate what we have learned, in sufficient detail that the system can almost become self-instructive.
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Central Information Overview

Post by LoneBear » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:49 pm

Central Information Overview1
Knowledge is Power

Knowledge comes in many forms, not just book learning. The Central Information system is envisioned at a repository of information and experience, from library books for general reading, a computer database to map topics and indices of the materials available, and interactive computer programs and instructional video “how-to’s” to relate what we have learned, in sufficient detail that the system can almost become self-instructive.

The second aspect of the Central Information system is also the ability to create information, by providing the resources needed to write books, tutorials, record instructional videos or interactive computer programs.

Once you have information at your fingertips, you need a place to assimilate it. One further aspect of the Central Information system is a suitable place to just sit and read, watch, or discuss with others. You are your own best teacher, but often it doesn’t hurt to have an occasional expert on hand to show one the ins and outs. The CI structure should use Feng Shui techniques to integrate good, energetic design specifically to encourage learning, as well as places of meditation to contemplate what you have just learned.

Central Information Repository

The CI Repository is your classical library, a building to contain the materials obtained and donated to the Sanctuary Project. Within the library are access terminals to the computer system to assist in locating materials.

Central Computer Facility

The central computing facility is a dual-redundant, set of clustered servers so there is no single point of failure, with sufficient capacity to serve the needs of the community, and beyond. With sufficient resources, the central computer library could supply local schools, libraries and Cafés, to assist in general education.

Commons and Gardens

Integrated into the general design should be areas where one can sit and discuss topics, more of a general “bookstore” atmosphere than a “hush-hush” library. Simple structures like fountains and waterfalls can produce sufficient white and pink noise to dampen most of the distractions.

1 Central Information, or "CI" for short, was the computer complex in Thea Alexander's book, "2150 AD," that contained not only knowledge about the world we live in, but was able to access the Akashic records to show you information on your past lives.

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