Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology

Software-Defined Data — or “Smart Data” is just one more step to Software-Defined Everything

Part 2 of 3 — Smart Data & Digital Rule of Law Series:

  1. Part 1: Creating Digital Rule of Law
  2. Part 2: Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology
  3. Part 3: Open Source Architecture for Smart Data and Digital Rights

‘SMART’ means “Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology”

  1. Smart Retail can interoperate with Smart Homes and Smart Industry for intelligent supply chains — privately and securely.
  2. Smart Transportation can interoperate with Smart Cities and Smart Industries to optimize transportation and energy costs while minimizing emissions — privately and securely.

Software-Defined “Smart” Everything

We’ve witnessed the slow and steady march of software control of complex hardware up the technology stack over the last twenty years from Software-Defined Networking and Network Virtualization to Software-Defined Storage and Storage Virtualization to Server Virtualization to Software-Defined Data Centers and Cloud Computing to Application Containerization and Application Virtualization.

  1. Application Programmable Interface (APIs) & Automation
  2. Centralized Control & Distributed Enforcement from Policy Templates
  3. Increasingly Self Aware, Adaptable & Environment Responsive

Virtualization & Containerization

Networking, Storage, and Server Virtualization all represent intelligent software and highly redundant hardware that was previously a single point of failure — a single hardware device. These are kinds of software-created network, or storage, or server abstraction.

Automation & Application Programmable Interface (APIs)

API’s are interfaces that allow different software programs to communicate and share data according to a set of clearly defined methods of communication. Developers can reuse and scale software architectures by making calls to available APIs of other programs. API’s are electrical sockets that connect programs and are the critical enabler of software automation.

Centralized Control & Distributed Enforcement

We repeatedly see centralized control paired with distributed policy enforcement across many technology layers. Organizations can set and automatically enforce policy constraints. They can change these constraints across potentially thousands of distributed systems by changing a single policy statement.

  1. Location: Where can I collect and use data about you?
  2. Duration: How long can I store your data?
  3. Aggregation: How may I aggregate data about you?
  4. Identity: What persona are you when I interact with you?
  1. Proxy Entity: With whom can I share information about you?
  2. Proxy Purpose: Under what conditions can I share your data?

Increasingly Self Aware & Environment Responsive

Networks, servers, and applications became increasingly self-aware, adaptive, and responsive to their environment while operating within predefined administrator policies with instant recovery from every kind of hardware failure.

What’s Next?

The previous article Creating Digital Rule of Law we explain the mandate to tailor the connections any technology has to our world and our minds via our defendable, explicit, informed, consensual, unending and unlimited right to control the uses of our accumulated data.

Want to help?

  1. Join the Smart Data Ecosystem and help create Digital Rule of Law to preserve all human rights.
  2. Follow Data Freedom Foundation and Accesr on social media and follow me on Medium. Data Freedom Foundation is on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Accesr is on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
  3. Contact us to get involved — we have many open roles and stock options for early supporters.

Part 1 of 3 — Smart Data & Digital Rule of Series

  1. Part 1: Creating Digital Rule of Law
  2. Part 2: Smart Data — A Brief Timeline of Intelligent Technology
  3. Part 3: Open Source Architecture for Smart Data and Digital Rights

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Alan Rodriguez

Alan Rodriguez

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Startup Founder, Inventor, Product Leader, Digital Hunter & Marketer, Data & Privacy Renegade, Philosopher, Digital Humanist