Unified Theory of Relativistic Identification of Information in a Systems Age: Proposed Convergence of Unique Identification with Syntax and Semantics through Internet Protocol version 6
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This paper proposes to utilize internet protocol version six (IPv6) to uniquely identify not only things (objects) but also processes, relationships (syntax, semantics) and interfaces (sensors). Convergence of identification with information using the 128-bit IPv6 structure offers 3.4x1038 unique instances. It is not necessary that all instances must be connected to the internet or routed or transmitted simply because an IP addressing scheme is suggested. This is a structure for identification which (1) may improve revenue potential from data routing (P2P packet tracking) for telecommunication industries, (2) potential use in healthcare and in biomedical sciences, (3) scope of use in the semantic web structure by transitioning URIs used in RDF, (4) applications involving thousands of mobile ad hoc sensors (MANET) that demand dynamic adaptive auto-reconfiguration. This paper offers clues for innovation based on a confluence of ideas that may augment systems interoperability necessary for operational transparency in a global economy.
Data (bits) from unique identification of objects or things (atoms) are often helpful to the decision making process. Decisions, however, are often based on information that takes into account multiple factors. Physical objects and their unique identification may be one of many factors, as is the internet of things, from the perspective of a systems approach. Real-world decisions are often based on collective information gathered from multiple sources (or systems) that includes data (bits) about “things” (atoms) and processes associated with “things” which may be used in combination with a higher level domain that may eventually trigger a decision or execute an action, aided or unaided by a human. Currently, we do not have a globally unique mechanism to identify information derived from data originating from things (objects) and processes. Unique identification of information, hence, is an open question. However, information, to be of value, must be relative to the context of the process. In general, contextual information is of greater relevance in the decision making process or in decision systems (decisionable information). A globally acceptable system for unique identification of decisions may offer obvious benefits. This paper explores one such route by using the vast number of unique addressing capability of IPv6.
Interoperability, Data, Information, IPv6, Semantics, Syntax, Security, MANET, Sensors, Healthcare, Biomedical Ontology, Decision Systems, RFID, EPC, Logistics, Adaptive Value Networks, Supply Chain, P2P, ZigBee, WiFi, WiMax, WiTriCity
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