I've blogged on this before, suggested that there be an equivalent "hidden signal" embedded in a data set, something that uniquely identifies each word, each paragraph, and each document (context). I wish there were a way (electronically) to construct and send unique keys to all data sets around the world; a single unified key structure (open, public but unique).
What's the business benefit? The business benefit would be the ability to key across B2B applications, the ability to recognize duplicate data, the ability to check remote web sites and b2b applications for unique data exchange. There are many more business benefits that I will elaborate on as we go forward.
Today, the only technology that can accomplish this is DNA computing within the Nanotech sector. DNA would give us the ability to uniquely "sign" data sets without destroying the data itself.
It's an interesting thought I think that bears more discussion and research; sort of an RFID for data if you will.
Posted June 3, 2006 5:59 AM
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