How Open Data for Science Will Change How Businesses Compete | Digital Tonto
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"Today, even an ordinary teenager with a smartphone has almost godlike power over information. With a few swipes and clicks, anybody can access the world’s information, use advanced tools to analyze its meaning and share it with anyone else. That’s really changed how we innovate.
So it’s strange that the practice of science has, for the most part, been stuck in the dark ages. The process of research, peer review and publication remains almost as slow and cumbersome as it was decades ago, which hinders our ability to turn new discoveries into useful applications.
That may be changing though. Taking a page from the open source movement, there are a number of efforts underway to aggregate the latest knowledge and make it available to anyone who wants to use it. From cancer research and materials science to psychological profiles, these new data sets will enable and empower innovation like never before."