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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – X

10. Intelligence Augmentation How many times did you pick up your smartphone searching for a restaurant, looking direction to an address, finding the age of an actor or the date of a historical event, calculating a percentage? I bet so many times that you don’t know how many. Besides, most of …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – IX

9. Knowledge augmentation Machines expand the knowledge space Machines, read Artificial Intelligence, will be playing a crucial role in creating, managing and making knowledge usable. We are already seeing, in some areas like genomic, how AI has become indispensable not just to manage an overwhelming volume of data but also to …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – V

5. Pervasive knowledge In the 2050 scenario just described I pointed out that knowledge will no longer be perceived as overwhelming, rather as a property of the space (metaspace) we live in. In other words knowledge becomes pervasive. It is where it is needed. Think about this. We are making …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – IV

4. From knowledge access to knowledge augmentation Welcome to 2050. We are all (most people at least) living in the Metaverse, that is a continuum that consists of both digital and physical entities. It is perceived as a single space because the co-presence of digital and physical is seamless. Our …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – III

3. Knowledge contextualisation Since the invention of writing the knowledge source has been decoupled from the knowledge consumer. This, actually, was a great step forward in the dissemination of knowledge since it killed in a single stroke the space and time barrier. A parchment could be sent thousands miles away …

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What will “knowledge” mean in 2050? – II

2. Transmission of knowledge Knowledge has to be sharable and has to be understandable. The knowledge in a brilliant brain that does not communicate with anyone else is not useful (for all practical purposes it is non-existent). Similarly, a knowledge stored in data centres that is never accessed is completely useless. …

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Yes, there is an app for that!

The Brood X cicadas have emerged in hundreds of millions from their 17 years sleep underground and are now humming on trees in the eastern part of the US. It is an amazing phenomena, but that is not really the point of my post. The first information we have recorded …

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