Short Version(courtesy of Encarta Dictionary)
axŚŠon [ ŐŃk son ] (plural axŚŠons)
extension of nerve cell: an extension of a nerve cell, similar in shape to a thread, that transmits impulses outward from the cell body
[Late 19th century. From Greek axĀ?n Č??axis.Č??]
So, it transmits outwards. Doesn't that sound like it spreads? See a connection to metastisis?
Long Version(courtesy of our good friend Wikipedia)
An axon, or "nerve fiber," is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, or "neuron," which conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell body or soma. Axons are in effect the primary transmission lines of the nervous system, and as bundles they help make up nerves. Individual axons are microscopic in diameter-- typically about one micrometre across-- but may extend to macroscopic lengths. The longest axons in the human body, for example, are those of the sciatic nerve, which run from the base of the spine to the big toe of each foot. These single-cell fibers may extend a metre or even longer.
In vertebrates generally, the axons of many neurons are sheathed in myelin, which is formed by either of two types of glial cells: Schwann cells ensheathing peripheral neurons and oligodendrocytes insulating those of the central nervous system. Along myelinated nerve fibers, gaps in the sheath known as nodes of Ranvier occur at evenly spaced intervals, enabling an especially rapid mode of electrical impulse propagation called saltation.
The axons of some neurons branch to form axon collaterals, along which the bifurcated impulse travels simultaneously to signal more than one other cell.
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Ummm.... right. thats a little over my head now onto some spec.
Connection to GPS cordinantes
Okay if you take it as fact that these numbers are GPS (which may I remind you could be somethin else) mabye these locations are where the site is soreading too. It will get there when the countdown runs out (August 24).
Any way whatever this isnt well thought out. Add more stuff --UserPhoenix
The definition of metastasize is to spread (can mean to spread as a disease), and I have also seen axons described as being similar to fiber-optic cable in medical dictionaries. Therefore, if the coordinates are to be taken as-is, then the Operator spread to those locations through the WWW. --UserFloorneyne
I've seen a lot of guys cross referencing star maps with the coordinates and i'm fairly certain this is the total wrong direction. AXONS GO HOT. notice all of the words are in caps indicating that there is nothing special about the word AXONS like an anagram or code. I'm fairly certain that AXONS can be taken in a literal sense and if this is the case then it will create an actual 'nerve network for passing impulses' through an 'organisim'. I think the axons are our own, we are that orginism, and the network is xbox live. --UserMojaVera
What you're forgetting is that many of us aren't ON XBox live. That's probably too deep. It could very well mean the internet though, and the coordinates might point to areas of high internet use. --UserMalkaia]
Agreed...many of us aren't on xbox live but this is an ARG derived from an xbox game that will bring the children home to xbox live... i'm even going to get it so i can experiance halo 2 (pbuhn)in all it's glory.moja_vera
I think the Internet is a better theory. (Better than "there's something at those locations," anyway.) It would explain why most of the places are in large cities, although it doesn't seem to be too consistent. For example, I would expect San Francisco to have more than Seattle. And Redmond is only in there once, despite the fact that I think a lot of Internet activity runs through there ... At any rate, the coordinates aren't accurate enough to find anything, in any case. I looked at four places in Seattle (all within about 6 blocks of each other): none of the addresses existed, and, for the most part, it was just all apartment buildings and restaurants. Lots to see, but too much to see anything specific.
Is it possible we "the internet people" are the axeons? ... the Operator is pissed at Dana and has said:
"I'm going to know everything about you. Where you live and what you buy, how you think and who you love. Know the enemy."
Are we pawns in this game to get Dana? Hunting and gathering information for the Queen? ... And posting it on this site. http://bees.netninja.com/wiki/index.php?title=Talk:GPS_Locations - description, photos, map, comments, accuracy, wifi?
Just a thought. --UserUnch