We don’t mean “the world” in a hubristic sense. But rather, we have this concept that we call “the world” within Vectr. That is to say that, everyone exists as a part of discrete networks, but these networks simply expand outwards as a series of concentric circles. In education, for example, you might be taking an economics class, as part of a finance major, within the business school, that rolls up to the larger university. The university would be “the world” in this example.
So Vectr is really about knowledge sharing and access to information in the broadest sense. And we can leverage the latest advancements in machine learning and natural language processing to provide better access to information, both within and between networks.
And now things start to get really exciting! If you take a step back, not thinking of Vectr as a web app, mobile app, or any single type of software product, but simply as a conceptual way to empower people to ask questions and receive an expert response, you can start to understand why thinking about this gives us goosebumps. At this level, you might think of Vectr as an AQI, or an “asking question interface” (our version of an API - pretty creative, huh?? 😂 😂). The interface is not necessarily a UI as we know it, but an AQI. Send a text message or ask a question to Alexa/Cortana/Google Assitant > select a network > speak/write your question! Then perhaps you get a call back/text message/voice response when there is an answer. Voice, text, snail mail, physical Vectr booths… whatever. Huge opportunity to get creative and utilize any communication channel. And then we hook up to a translation API! Now a farmer in Cambodia can ask questions on agricultural best practices to an experienced farmer in California (very real example, Jake’s uncle lived in Cambodia for three years and said they had a long struggle period simply because they were planting their crops in the wrong direction). The translation works both ways. The guy from Cambodia only sees/hears the exchange in Khmer and the guy from California in English.
It may seem far out, but that’s the vision. And we’re incredibly excited to give it our best shot!