The Matrix is a Revolution in Computing
The Matrix is a modern, advanced and extremely "Safe" computing platform. The Matrix Platform extends from endpoint computer (device, desktop, mobile) through to its Internet Backbone called the Matrix Online Backbone.
The Matrix Platform is composed of endpoint applications, often referred to as "Matrix-enabled Applications", which execute within a Matrix Disk Image on the user's endpoint computer. Matrix applications have exclusive access to the Matrix Internet Backbone. The Matrix Backbone is only needed when information is exchanged or shared between people or computers. Information/Data is not stored long term on the Matrix Backbone as is the norm in today's popular computing environment. The Matrix Backbone is not the Cloud and in fact, acts and performs in ways quite the opposite of cloud computing.
Serious Problems with Today's Popular Computing Environment
In today's popular computing paradigm, all of the following is unfortunately normal and common place:
- User Data is controlled by middle men (web sites, email servers, chat servers, internet search engines, cloud sharing services) and that data is often stored on the "public wire", within some "login and account" that the middle man controls. The password for that account is controlled by the middle man and not by the user who, in theory, owns the account.
- User data (profile data and/or mastered data) on the public wire is accessible (by multiple parties) 7x24 and is often duplicated, copied to alternative locations, shadow copied, and often times "sold" as per middle man business practices. In some cases, neither the user nor the middle man know where all the copies of the data exist nor how many copies exist.
- Data "in flight" in today's world is assumed to be private. Encryption keys are issued by the middle man, not the user (owner of the data) in most cases and data can be monitored while in flight by unauthorized entities.
- Data resident in traditional or legacy servers (Email, Messaging, Web, Search, etc) is merged, stored, and accessible from central aggregation points. User data while resident in said servers, is in the clear (easily human readable). Data resident in these servers is indexed with user information and ownership/routing meta data directly associated with the payload or body of the data.
- User's ability to delete/remove information stored on middle man cloud-based services is vague at best, and not truly supported at worst. Levels of data resilience is unclear and untested, the ability to privately and efficiently share even modest amounts of data is often difficult and complicated; in some cases not supported. Many users don't even realize that emails kept in their inbox are also mirrored on the servers and even kept on servers when deleted from the user's computer.
- Cloud architectures and implementations often aggregate sensitive data (credit card info, social security info, banking info, etc) into one place, on the public wire, that if not now over time will become hackable even by unsophisticated technicians. Think about it, centralizing data stores in huge volume and keeping those huge volumes on public internet access points is frankly ludicrous considering how many people and how much software exist that can easily break in to those storage locations.
- Web/Content browsing exposes personal and private user information to solicitors and scammers. Families and children have zero support for virtual and safe private networks. Web content published by anonymous entities at every corner, have left us with a trust-less primary content publishing platform. Websites that track our actions, locations, habits, interests - together it has all evolved into the big Internet failure condition.
- Today middle man business models are in direct conflict with the world wide privacy legislation that is trying to remedy the massive scale information issues of today.
These items and situations are common place today and this is just a sampling of the complete list. Our digital evolution and progress has come to a halt.
Today's current computing platforms, servers, and middle man are not designed nor motivated to address the computing requirements of the 21st century.
The Matrix Resolution, Finally
The Matrix is an entirely new computing platform, not derived from cloud or other technology, that provides a rational, appropriate and safe information harbor without any of the above baggage or failures.
The Matrix Digital Revolution starts on the Desktop:
- Information is stored, managed, and secured on the user's computer. Information is held in safe virtual disk containers that can be optionally encrypted by the user's encryption keys.
- Information on the desktop is indexed and searchable with the User's Search Terms and managed within the User's search engine on the user's computer.
- User Data is never copied, accessed, duplicated, or transported unless the User executes the task.
- Data is optionally encrypted with traditional encryption or new Matrix Encryption and in both cases the encryption keys and password are defined by the User.
- Data in flight for the purpose of information sharing or exchange is over invisible, controlled networks that are created by the User and their respective Matrix enabled applications.
- Data in flight goes over invisible virtual data circuits that are disposable and not long standing.
- Data on the Matrix Backbone is never aggregated in a central location nor stored long term. In fact, most user data and user networks only exist for 60 minutes or less.
- LARC (operators of the public Matrix) can not see user information nor is user meta information associated with the data payloads. Data routes, copies, purpose, type, and encryption is only known by the owner of the data - the user.
- The Matrix is fueled by a subscription model, not an ad model. There is no spam, phishing, etc on the Matrix because the end user controls not only their data, they control their various networks.
- User's are not only in total control of their information management, user's control their own sharing, publishing, and transacting visibilities.
- The Matrix is a new composite of new Endpoint Computing Applications, Internet Safety, and Internet Sharing combined with a new innovation in information algorithms, privacy algorithms, security algorithms, and data transport patterns.
In the Matrix Environment, the user's have complete control of their computing environment and information without reliance on a middle man.
LARC and the MATRIX does not maintain or hold any user information online or offline. LARC does not access, filter, copy, or sell any user profile information or user data that traverses the Matrix Backbone. LARC does not have access nor visibility to any user data, user meta data or user network routing information. LARC does not aggregate nor centralize user or user population information.
The LARC Matrix does not contain centralized user authorization or authentication; no user accounts, logins, or associated passwords exist on the Matrix. User Matrix IDs are bearer certificates, held and controlled by the user, that allow user access to Matrix Facilities.
In summary, the Matrix provides advanced protection to user Privacy by not storing, holding, or even having knowledge of user profile and user data.
A Little Hard to Believe
It is hard to comprehend such a system given today's state of the digital union. It's brand new technology, built specifically for the needs of today and tomorrow. Using is believing. We invite you to try the Matrix Apps and associated Matrix Internet Backbone technology yourself. Currently released apps are in the Matrix Store and over the coming months many more apps will be released to Matrix Subscription Holders. You will find that many apps don't need a live Internet Connection as you are managing your data offline safely and under your own control. That alone will help you learn to trust the system.
Once you begin to understand the physics of the Matrix, you will realize that the Matrix treats each user as their own independent virtual Internet. In other words, when using the Matrix Backbone it's like having your own private Internet Environment that is not only separate from everyone else, its invisible to others and vice versa.
When creating, managing, editing your information on your Desktop - that information resides solely on your local computer - not in the cloud or the sky or somewhere outside of your domain - it stays on your computer until you want to share a copy of it with others.
These concepts are rather simple, rational, and practical - however, for many reasons, we have strayed off course over time in these first generations of our relatively young computing industry.
The Matrix Backbone lives on top of Matrix Super Router technology. Private Super Routers are available from LARC should you not want to use LARC's publicly hosted Super Routers. Super Routers are for private residential, business, government, or enterprise environments.
Does the Matrix replace the Cloud
Our mission and goal is to provide modern, rational and safe computing via Matrix Technology to everyone and everything. The Matrix supports the Cloud and all
related technologies including legacy email, web and information sharing. The Matrix natively integrates with and augments the capabilities of most legacy technologies.
Is the Matrix only for the Technologically Elite
The Matrix is literally for everyone and everything (as related to the digital realm). The Matrix is designed to be very familiar and easily adoptable from an end user perspective. We offer many levels of new computing applications that can be leveled with the user's individual needs. The user now has the ability to control and manage their own information. So really the User and the Matrix work together to create a very modern and rational computing environment. LARC provides many recommendations for operating within this new paradigm and its up to you the user to find your appropriate data balance.
The Matrix is for everyone. Professionals, Students, Individuals, Families, Businesses, Governments, Corporations, etc. Anyone can use it, Everyone can benefit from it. Additionally, the Matrix is designed to be used by devices, TVs, Business and Research applications and other forms of computing and automation. This is just the beginning of a new digital journey and world.
How to Learn More about The Matrix
At LARCNetworks.com we publish a bunch of details around the technology and our discoveries. For under the hood, more techie stuff - that site is great. Additionally,
Over the coming year, LARC will be offering all sorts of educational opportunities and informational sessions to fuel this new technology and conversation. In the short term, every Thursday afternoon LARC offers an open tech talk at 4pm pacific time. Should you wish to join in, simply send an email request to email@example.com.
Matrix Apps are easy to use with a consistent usage model across all the applications. Exploring and playing with the Apps is learning about the Matrix first hand.
Where to get Matrix Applications
Matrix Apps are available from this website via the Download top link. This site is your first source for using the Matrix. Registered Matrix Subscribers also get access to Matrix Applications directly from the Matrix. See the Matrix Store (same as the Download link) for information on Matrix Subscriptions.
Enjoy the Matrix!
The LARC Team
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