Did I invent NFT's?
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I am still working on figuring out how to sell some digital art as an NFT but it dawned on me that since I started The Picture Genome Project wherein I proposed that there should be an ISBN number for photos, that this may in fact be the same thing which is now coined “NFT’s” now that the blockchain has had a couple of endeavors built on top of it’s useful ledger system.

NFT stands for Non-fungible token, meaning there is a unique set of numbers associated with each image. A non-fungible token is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. NFTs can be used to represent items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of digital files

Below is my original post from 20th November 2012.


Welcome to The Picture Genome Project.

What?
The Picture Genome Project will develop solutions for the disbursement of profits from the Democratization of Pictures. It is also an effort to categorize pictures through the standardization of picture meta data. Our aim is to allow people to track the billions of pictures created throughout our lifetime.

Why?
The history of humanity is about exploring. Much like the Human Genome began the study to begin decoding DNA in 1990 to understand the genetic makeup of the human species, I believe that through categorization of pictures we will assemble a better understanding of the art, trends, and transcendence that is provided through them.

How?
Based off of the latest technologies and integrations of known interactions. By bringing together a think tank of industry leaders we will continually strive for new ways to integrate and standardize meta data into pictures every day. As books have their ISBN #’s, music has it’s rhythms and melodies, all great forms of art have sought out order to expand the reach and creativity that is only limited by our imagination.

Who?
We all create pictures, but this project will only move forward with the participation of leading photographers, prosumers, and business leaders.

As the Human Genome Project remains one of the largest single investigative projects in modern science, I look forward to working with tech leaders to evolve our understanding of the content we all continually create.

I look forward to your comments and participation.


Interesting food for thought.