The Touch of Homo sapiens

John Samuel

NOTE: Article in Progress

When it comes to the topic of preservation of cultural and human heritage, the first things that come to our mind are physical artifacts namely buildings, paintings, sculptures, clothes, tools etc. Undoubtedly, a lot of efforts are being made both in the national and international levels to protect and preserve the traces of our valuable heritage. But the touch of Homo sapiens is not confined to physical artifacts. It is time to focus our attention to protect and preserve other traces of human heritage beyond confining ourselves to two of our major senses: touch and sight. Some people are increasingly interested to know the food habits of our ancestors and even their music. During the past several decades, human beings have moved several aspects of their lives to computers. Ever-evolving information technology solutions have become integral part of human lives. Hence there is a growing concern of losing these valuable human endeavours to our future generations.

Save Human Heritage

increasing automation. languages (human constructed) languages that we speak to each other and languages that we use to communicate to other objects How did we reach to this point? Forgotten path? When all those physical objects have their virtual counterparts. Heritage confined to physical artifacts?

Audition, Olfaction and Gustation

hearing, smell and taste

Virtual artifacts: Information Technology

touch of Homo sapiens: What about virtual artifacts? It is time to preserve them for future generations Rapid advancement of these solutions by different players has resulted in a situation where some of the older solutions do not work any more on newer machines. programming languages: human constructed languages. softwares built using this languages. hardwares that run those languages. softwares (compilers) that convert one language to another language (to another language and so on). Digital Vellum1

References

  1. Digital Vellum and the Expansion of the Internet into the Solar System
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