Academy of Science and Arts
Academy of Science and Arts Unveils
the INTERNET ECONOMICS INSTITUTE
A Long Hoped-for Dream of Internet Real Estate
Proposed as a Means for Rapid, Sustainable Economic Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012 – SALT LAKE CITY – The Academy of Science and Arts (http://AcademyOfScienceAndArts.Org), constructing a global network of relationships with prominent institutions and individuals advancing scientific frontiers, communications infrastructure, and economic development, today announced that another major institute has been established within its overall umbrella.
The Internet Economics Institute
The mission of the Internet Economics Institute is to provide a platform and business infrastructure to power a new economic renaissance. “The world faces still the worst depression since before my parents were born,” said Joe Firmage, Founder of the Academy of Science and Arts. “We aim to enable values-conscious people and organizations to connect, collaborate, create, and effectively use trusted portal networks that were carefully constructed to maximize capacities of an emerging Internet and Web 2.0 and 3.0.”
Internet domain names are often viewed in analogy to real estate. Real estate commonly refers to parcels of land and the structures built upon them. Domain names are foundations upon which a website or web application (like a home or business) can be built. Certain Internet domain names, like much sought-after real estate, carry significant value because of search engine optimization, online brand-building potential, effective use in advertising, and other criteria.
To help set in motion greatly-needed economic development, the Internet Economics Institute created a massive, growing web of domains and portals (soon with apps) for sharing knowledge and experience through a variety of Facebook-like networks that the Institute calls, “the world’s first Internet Central Park” (http://InternetCentralPark.Org).
The Academy of Science and Arts originated the term ‘Internet Central Park’ to figuratively represent their vast, planned architecture of inter-connected Internet domains. Just like Central Park is at the heart of Manhattan in New York City, Internet Central Park is at the heart of an ever-expanding network of important domains, or “Life Time Trees.” Simply stated, the Park embodies prime real estate of extremely valuable Internet domain space.
“Our park’s architecture is unique because every domain that is ‘planted’ within the park is automatically plugged into a vast ‘root system’ that links that domain to other domains through a whole new world of information, communication, and traffic,” said Alan Garrett, Chief Operating Officer of the Academy of Science and Arts. “This root system defines and capitalizes primary Internet traffic intersections through special linguistic forms, patterns, and algorithms to maximize effectiveness. Domain names that are innovated and registered through the Academy of Science and Arts’ system (http://LifeTimeTree.net) become metaphorical acorns that thrive and grow within the architecture of Internet Central Park. They will receive a constant flow of free traffic from adjacent realms — or registered domains — corresponding to ‘life time trees’ in the Park.
With the unveiling of the Internet Economics Institute, the Academy is pleased to announce the release of the “Life Time Tree Book, Edition 2012,” available through the Academy’s website and through affiliates worldwide, beginning today. Anyone can receive a copy of the Life Time Tree Book absolutely free by ordering it at http://academyofscienceandarts.org/lifetime-tree-book/. This publication reveals, for the first time ever, the extensive collection and integration of Internet domains within the Park. “It’s an Internet traffic map of 21st century real estate,” Firmage added.
The Life Time Tree Book is a valuable reference guide to the increasing number of domains (>12,000 so far) already ‘planted’ in Internet Central Park. This book will evolve with each addition to the Park, to be republished freely and frequently online; thus it is a continuously updated map of the global information highway system — like preview guides for roads and real estate — for the Third Millennium. “Through this non-profit, ethics-governed name space ecosystem, the Institute believes everyone can help each other as they teach, learn, explore, play, and trade with one another, worldwide, for life,” said Firmage.
“The Life Time Tree Book connects people to a new world of information, communication, and traffic,” said Dr. Robert Corell, world-renowned climate scientist and Vice Chancellor of the Academy of Science and Arts. “The Academy of Science and Arts invites everyone to take advantage of the integration of domains disclosed for the first time in this book and to ‘plant your new trees’ within the Internet Central Park. It portends a breakthrough for ecologically sustainable economic development.” Each person who registers a new domain, as if a new ‘seed acorn,’ at http://LifeTimeTree.net receives a free LifeTimeMail.Org email address for life, the first month of subscription to brilliantly easy-to-use ‘build a website in minutes’ set of tools, and regular updates to Life Time Tree Book, forever.
The Academy and the Institute will soon be releasing a fully interactive Kindle-version of the Life Time Tree Book through Amazon. Few yet can appreciate how powerful and useful Pad- and Phone-based Apps will become, once emerging from, and interconnected with, the entire Internet Central Park.
Demographic trends show all age groups are increasingly turning their interests into action. As this trend manifests online, people are looking for trusted communities as their vehicles for engagement and action. The Internet Economics Institute will be pioneering these fields. Participating world-renowned experts and honored civic leaders have established unique governance and ownership structures within the Park that will foster trust and cooperation among like-minded people and organizations. Soon to be announced, these experts include leading scientists, educators, students, artists, writers, musicians, activists, public servants and the organizations in which they work. They represent the core of the communities that the Internet Economics Institute will serve.
“The sweeping scope of challenges and opportunities we all can now see after the turn of the millennium represent a ‘singularity’ of change in human affairs far more profound than in any period of recorded history,” declared Joe Firmage. “Wherever we look, massive changes are occurring or must occur nearly at once: politics, economics, science and technology, transformational art transportable through interactive screens and spaces, the progressing shift of physical to electronic means for personal and business development, and even the sense of a broader spiritual mission for humankind. We hope to help teach and learn from thousands of leaders-to-be, who must and will be charged with being the ‘superheroes’ of this century.”
About the Academy of Science and Arts
The mission of the Academy is to help catalyze five areas of 21st century scientific discovery and social evolution: (1) new economic models and financial systems infrastructure for sustainable career and business development, (2) breakthrough teaching tools and curriculum development in science modeling and mathematics, (3) research and development in core physics for clean energy and propulsion technologies, (4) deployment of cutting-edge visualization technologies, epic cinematic and television media productions, and interactive online curricula, and (5) organizing the launch of a professional Internet consulting network that is similar to history-making USWeb — once the world’s largest internet consulting business — as backbone for Internet technology capabilities provided through an office and affiliate network. This enterprise will offer packaged and professional services for rapid, quality-oriented Web site, App, and Advanced Media development, in support of internal and external partners and clients worldwide, beginning in December, 2012.
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