Much like a political democracy, crowd science and managed-innovation processes allow people to have equal input, rather than a single person or party driving the direction of the group without opposition. Anna Gordon. venturebeat.com
Modern science seems to have data coming out of its ears. From genome sequencing machines capable of reading a human’s chromosomal DNA (about 1.5 gigabytes of data) in half an hour to particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (which generates close to 100 terabytes of data a day), researchers are awash with information. Yet in this age of big data, science has a big problem: it is not doing nearly enough to encourage and enable the sharing, analysis and interpretation of the vast swatches of data that researchers are collecting.
Timo Hannay. Wired.