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How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data - Wired Science

How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data - Wired Science | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
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There are two major ideas here. They herald a new period in the knowledge era...if these two or three hurdles are overcome: 1) breakthroughs in techniques to analyze the semantics of natural language

2) data integration--"Google’s Alon Halevy believes that the real breakthroughs in big data analysis are likely to come from integration — specifically, integrating across very different data sets. “No matter how much you speed up the computers or the way you put computers together, the real issues are at the data level,” he said. For example, a raw data set could include thousands of different tables scattered around the Web, each one listing crime rates in New York, but each may use different terminology and column headers, known as “schema.” A header of “New York” can describe the state, the five boroughs of New York City, or just Manhattan. You must understand the relationship between the schemas before the data in all those tables can be integrated."

3) the invention of the quanturm computer (jury is still out on current D-Wave Computer)

 

What will the new age be called? I think it whill have something to do with multidisciplinary combinations and integration and collaboration. The ability to draw similar/analogous data from every kind of database is beyond cryptography, but the "semantic web" doesn't seem to capture the world changing power of this ability. 

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Information society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The aim of the information society is to gain competitive advantage internationally, through using information technology (IT) in a creative and productive way. The knowledge economy is its economic counterpart, whereby wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake in this form of society are sometimes called digital citizens. This is one of many dozen labels that have been identified to suggest that humans are entering a new phase of society.[1]

The markers of this rapid change may be technological, economic, occupational, spatial, cultural, or some combination of all of these.[2] Information society is seen as the successor to industrial society. Closely related concepts are the post-industrial society (Daniel Bell), post-fordism, post-modern society, knowledge society, telematic society, Information Revolution, liquid modernity, and network society (Manuel Castells).

There is currently no universally accepted concept of what exactly can be termed information society and what shall rather not so be termed. Most theoreticians agree that a transformation can be seen that started somewhere between the 1970s and today and is changing the way societies work fundamentally. Information technology goes beyond the internet, and there are discussions about how big the influence of specific media or specific modes of production really is.

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Knowledge is a resource but what is its value? Rice has value. Oil has value. Land has value. What are some ways that can include "knowledge" in a monetary system? Or is it not possible? Is knowledge something different altogether? It certainly isn't "priceless," but can it be valued?

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(HD) Dr. Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution - Vision of the Future - Full Documentary

(HD) Dr. Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution - Vision of the Future - Full Documentary ❶ HD Universe Channel: For all your Space, Universe and Science docume...

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Socrates Logos's comment, October 22, 2013 4:17 PM
They recently changed it. Try this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG8TekgNEhA
malek's comment, October 22, 2013 5:25 PM
@socrates Logos: this link is active, thank you for sharing
Socrates Logos's comment, October 22, 2013 5:27 PM
Great - you are welcome