Internet was not everything a few decades ago. Internet is not everything even today. However we are entering an age were there is an apparent delusion that it is everything. When we say that it has connected the terrestrial earth, it is just a type of commercial and content based connectivity that we are considering as the ubiquity of internet.

There is a key question in front of us. How is it enabling us to live our lives? Is it enabling us to access information and share information from our own archives? Is it helping us to help others? Why…

Historically web3 has been touted as read — write — execute web. It is quite a reductionist representation of the reality around the world wide web.

React — Write — Execute Web is just a paradigm positioning internet with the text and image centered information systems of past and present. Textual web is indeed an interesting information network. Image integrated web is indeed an interesting framework.

However, our life is not just text or image alone. It is a wider web than just a text. A radical web has to be realistic, recurrent, recursive and rotational reflecting the rational workflows…

This is the first article on a series on semiotics.

Semiotics as a field is a study of signs. Sign is a word with origin in the old French and Latin. It has originated as the expression of the “gesture or motion of the hand,” especially one meant to communicate something, from Old French signe “sign, mark,” from Latin signum “identifying mark, token, indication, symbol; proof; military standard, ensign; a signal, an omen; sign in the heavens, constellation.” It could be traced back to the old French word ‘enseigne’.

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When we see the origins of the word ‘sign’ itself, we…

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His hermit has my imprints

His fissures has my humid self

His foils have my risen wings

He is tired for sure

He is trembling at shades

He is not a tyrant of turmoils

He is yet a witness to wicked weathers

He is a timeless glass

He is yet a time locked puzzle

He is an imagined imprint

He is yet a deluge off a dream coast

He is an instant fiddle

He is a yet a persistent pedestrian

He is now a happy hermit

He is yet perennial nomad

He is but not a lattice leech

He is…

Recursive Zero Knowledge Proof systems have become a challenging contour in the world of proof of knowledge systems ever since Nir Bitansky, Ran Canetti, Alessandro Chiesa and Eran Tromer (BCCT12)published the seminal research paper on Recursive Composition and Bootstrapping for SNARKs and Proof-Carrying Data (PCD) in 2012. When Alessandro Chiesa and team initially presented this concept as an alternative to Probabilistic Checkable Proof (PCP) based approach, it raised many eyebrows. PCP and linear PCP based approaches were mainstream in those days. This is the prelude to the later work by Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Eran Tromer and Madars Virza (BCTM15)…

Interoperability is a big thing in the intelligent world of information. It has become a creative challenge for the realms of ciphers and codes ! Yes, we are talking about interoperability in Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKP). We have come a long way in the world of ZKP from the initial conceptualisation from PCP theorem and random oracles. It has become a much needed movement as we are witnessing a Cambrian explosion of zero knowledge proofs in the recent years ever since the flamboyant facade around Zero Cash and ZCash.

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What are these Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKP) ? ZKPs are cryptographic…

It is difficult to get a coherent conscience on anything these days. It is true that life has come to a standstill. It is not just about the stillness. It is not just about the isolation. It is not just about the meaninglessness of all measures. It is the hidden meanings and musings that disturb my conscience to the core.

Our whole existence has become a quagmire. Is it because of the covid-19 pandemic? Not exactly. …

Earth has been entangled in human affairs for long, so long. Earth has been human centric for many centuries. Every tiny bits of its terrains has been the fertile ground for human cartography and human creativity.

We have built societies, economies, markets, nations, empires, battles for ages. In recent times, we started thinking about weaving replicas of earth somewhere else in universe. Forgetting the fathomless fortunes it has bestowed upon us. We have started thinking about wandering earth, whispering earth, withering earth and so on. It was all fizzogs.

From mother to children, our relationships to earth has slipped to…

COVID — 19 is a remarkable reflections of diverse and divergent forces driving our political economy. It has demonstrated the real strength and weakness of every nation state in its ability to mobilise societal platforms and economic forces. Some of the nation states and political economies have performed exceptionally robust and resilient in this turbulent time period. At the same time, a few political economies are in the perils of political pandemonium despite having advanced digital markets and digitally advanced civil societies.

In this state of affairs, interesting contradictions and concerns are surfacing, primarily from mainstream media. …

By Gokul Baby Alex on The Capital

COVID — 19 has shaken the world order! It has sunken the boundaries. It has dealt a deadly blow to our belief systems and bounded biases. Recovering from this state of affairs, humanity is united in broad and wide consensus than ever before. World is coming together. We are sharing knowledge and experiences with each other in a seamless manner.

Pixbay — Virus

This is the birth of a new cosmopolitan consensus in the course of humanity. A consensus in collecting and curating information about the past, present, and future of human journey through digital times.

It may be ephemeral. It may be…

Gokul B Alex

Poetic Past. Digital Present. Ephemeral Future.

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