“We can see now that information is what our world runs on: the blood and the fuel, the vital principle” – James Gleic
Life is only possible where there’s water. What if access to water is access to information?
Cloud Services is a proposal for using the atmosphere as the data storage and transmission. Clouds teem with microbes which are transferred worldwide in air masses and water cycle. Data encoded in their DNA can be universally distributed and stored permanently in the soil, tapping into a data storage and transfer system that has been optimized by billion years of evolution within the planet’s energy budget constraints. Data DNA for this purpose is introduced to microorganisms using a gene drive like mechanism, spreading as a genetic element horizontally through the population.
Cloud Services scheme nullifies the need for physical infrastructure for transmission and storage of data, offering an alternative regime for human interaction with physical systems that keeps humanity within the planetary constraints of energy consumption. The scheme offers a truly democratic access to knowledge and a fundamental re-framing of our relationship and connectedness to each other and to the earth.