Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science


In Reinventing Discovery, Michael Nielsen argues that we live on the sunrise of the main dramatic swap in technological know-how in additional than three hundred years. this alteration is being pushed via strong new cognitive instruments, enabled via the net, that are vastly accelerating clinical discovery. there are various books approximately how the net is altering company or the place of work or govt. yet this can be the 1st booklet approximately whatever even more basic: how the net is reworking the character of our collective intelligence and the way we comprehend the world.

Reinventing Discovery tells the interesting tale of an unheard of new period of networked technological know-how. We study, for instance, how mathematicians within the Polymath undertaking are spontaneously coming jointly to collaborate on-line, tackling and quickly demolishing formerly unsolved difficulties. We find out how 250,000 novice astronomers are operating jointly in a venture referred to as Galaxy Zoo to appreciate the large-scale constitution of the Universe, and the way they're making outstanding discoveries, together with a wholly new form of galaxy. those efforts are only a small a part of the bigger tale advised during this book--the tale of ways scientists are utilizing the net to dramatically extend our problem-solving skill and bring up our mixed brainpower.

this can be a e-book for an individual who desires to know the way the web international is revolutionizing medical discovery today--and why the revolution is simply beginning.

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