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Hints about our new content realms
I can't reveal all the details yet, but we are about to launch a massive new "content realm" in the area of nutritional science. This is a project we've worked on for over a year, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D to bring you something that's never been done before in the history of (Earthly) knowledge.
When this is launched, you will find it to be incredibly useful and enlightening. This content realm is 100% free of charge and there is no subscription or fee required to use it.
The announcement on this will be made within the next week. Stay tuned to Natural News for details.
A second "content realm" will be launched soon after, and it's also a free content realm in which you can participate. It will vastly expand Natural News to allow more participation from a very large number of experts and contributors who wish to share their knowledge on a huge variety of topics, from nutrition to economics.
That announcement will be made within a few weeks, and it will also represent a milestone in online knowledge and valuable content.
By the end of 2013, we also have a third content project to be announced that will blow your mind. It is a highly technical endeavor, requiring advanced studies in chemistry and physics. The results of this will rock the natural products world and provide enormous benefits to health products consumers.
All of these projects are being made possible by your support of our sponsors and our Natural News Store. Thanks to the funding you've made possible, we are making huge investments in breakthrough content realms, most of which have never before been attempted.
Highly technical endeavors will result in breakthrough knowledge for the People
The hurdles to making these projects a reality are ridiculously high, both in terms of money and required technical knowledge. I am personally overseeing the R&D on all these projects, including the designing of the relational data structures for the underlying databases. I've also been deeply involved in SQL query optimization in order to make these systems efficient enough to run on computing systems that will thankfully cost us less than $10,000 per month.
We are doing all this work on a shoestring budget, pulling off content achievements that would normally require a well-funded startup company to spend tens of millions of dollars. We're working miracles on a fraction of that budget, and we are committed to sharing these results with the public so that millions of people may benefit from these efforts.
To give you an idea of how difficult some of this is, I had to fire multiple PhD-level engineers because they couldn't understand the data structures. This entire project was set back at least six months because I personally had to take over the key R&D role and rewrite almost 90 percent of the code. The upside is that the exercise opened up new possibilities that I never would have imagined possible before. It also allowed me to study and embrace the work of Itzik Ben-Gan who is an outright genius in transactional query language. His website, in case you're curious, is www.SolidQ.com
As of now, I have developed the algorithms to identify and highlight "hidden knowledge" from enormous data sets such as user posts or blogs. These algorithms have a multitude of uses that we are just now beginning to apply to realms of nutritional science. If I had some real funding and computing power -- i.e. tens of millions of dollars -- we could perform extraordinary sociopsychological pattern detection runs that could tease out relational signals from the web which would otherwise remain undetectable. This may be something I explore more in a future project.
My goal is to apply this technology to the realms of nutritional science, health and liberty, helping to organize and reveal extraordinary collections of knowledge to the general public.
Thank you for your continued support and enjoyment of Natural News.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.