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The DNA of Books

Books as we know them are very complete tools. The pagination, bibliography or index are the navigation tools in a world where the Internet has turned information into a homogeneous and amorphous flow through the scrolling of screens.

A proprietary structure

However, let’s assume that we understand DNA from books. Consequently, each book is more than an isolated volume and has organic principles. Perhaps a particular structure based on a code that it shares with the rest of the books of this world.

An intelligent thesaurus

We know that each book has an author, a synopsis, a bibliography (manifested in its content, and in the influences or references to other books). Why not make it possible for books to be accompanied by tools that go beyond the summary or index of their keywords? What if they had their own semantic field with videos, music, people, and visual or geographical references?

Continuous searches

We want to develop a self-learning tool that processes the text of a book, understands the DNA of the books, and goes to work for it looking for everything that concerns it. What would happen if we taught books to search for their peers through the Internet? What would our knowledge be like if we were to use this set of references that books possess as “concatenated search” keys through the network?

Augmented reading

We would have software on our phone, computer or on the Internet, which would tell us which encyclopedias, dictionaries and online glossaries are the most suitable to understand what we are reading or to check the meaning of a word. This application would show other books that talk about ours and all those references would live with us in a changing ecosystem.

We could have, through the DNA of the books, an option at the beginning of each chapter to, for example, access all key terms, geographical locations to be cited next or related music, and the etc. could be very long.

The books cited in the bibliography would have active or inactive links indicating where we can consult them. Also, reader interactions could help us identify their interests so that your books can be tailored to them.

Intelligent histories

In an ideal world, these book DNA sequences could categorize, reorganize, personalize and interpret the enormous amount of information we would find on the Internet. This tool would have an intelligent history that allows us to retrieve the information we consume in a more intuitive way, reinforcing our information memory.

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