Oni2 talk:AVATARA

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Incoming from Oni2_talk:Truth Number Zero
It's only a reference which I have to deal with now: AVATARA. It seems to me very manysided, hard to understand it properly.
Paradox-01 14:33, 30 September 2007 (CEST)

AVATARA (the network) is Guido's idea (although it came as a response to the original character by 17secs).
We've not developed on the network much beyond what can be seen on the current page. Basically, a VIP network for the elite.
It's as if today's NSA not only taped the phones and placed cameras everywhere, but provided access to the collected data.
AVATARA contains no information that an expert hacker couldn't access on his own, it just makes that info much more digest.
Such semi-official, unrestricted access to virtually all classified data is granted to only a few individuals worldwide.
There's advanced biometric authentication and user isolation to ensure that only the registered users access AVATARA.
Obviously the WCG endorses this, even if the detailed implementation can be left to entities owned by BGI.
One might wonder why the WCG would expose the classified data to potential enemies (BGI's CEO, for example).
One point is that all the users are presumed to be part of the system and interested in overall stability.
Another point is that the network might be spying on its users (e.g., by secretly logging the queries).
And that's about it. I'm not sure we need this, but it looks like a consistent enough secondary element.
geyser 00:55, 1 October 2007 (CEST)