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Saturday, April 12, 2008

How to use existing software to implement a first generation Epiphany Suit

Using existing software, it is possible to begin to implement the first generation of the Epiphany Suit, albeit without the contact lens and the clothes, using a Mozilla browser Addon called "Hyperwords", Mozilla browser Search_Plugins», and My_System». Hyperwords allows for search, in-line [language] translation, and many more things, straight from any web page!!! Have a look at the demo. Also, using a more traditional solution that uses a familiar paradigm, Search_Plugins» can be added to your Mozilla browser (e.g. Firefox, Flock), and searches can occurring from the browser's search box*. And using My_System», you can categorically record things that you learn about or research, for future reference. For example, use a single starting place full of links to your various subjects/topics. For example: My A-List - My Epiphany Suit / My Annotated Tag Cloud: High-level topics / tags, that are important to me, that are linked to individual documents, on that subject. Sort of like having a personal Wikipedia.

Any other means of implementing?

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* Example of search box, with many search plugins:


4 comments:

erich said...

Maybe Jott could be used in some way.

erich said...

For history of where you have searched, Google's Web History (www.google.com/history) is useful.

erich said...

Hey, I almost forgot about Google Desktop! Google Desktop is awesome. You can install it, and it indexes everything and then when you want to access it, hit the Ctrl key twice (Windows) or hit the Command key twice (Mac), and up pops a search box and away you go!

taoist said...

Hey, if you like singularity fiction, the other books you should check out are Halting State, by Charles Stross, and also Accelerando, again by Stross. Accelerando is available on the web for free.