Jul 22, 2008

The Google Way of Science

Kevin Kelly- The Technium
"There's a dawning sense that extremely large databases of information, starting in the petabyte level, could change how we learn things. The traditional way of doing science entails constructing a hypothesis to match observed data or to solicit new data. Here's a bunch of observations; what theory explains the data sufficiently so that we can predict the next observation?"
via metafilter

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