But after (male) doctors, instead of admitting they can’t help me, told me my pain is psychological, I learned more about psychology, philosophy, religion and consciousness than I ever wanted to know, having studied mathematics and computing.
Mashing up the best of the best seems to be the challenge of our time. Yesterday I met Charles Brewer who is remarkably likeminded in terms of ‘where we are at’ and ‘where we need to go’, as humanity evolves thanks to technology. ‘Big Data’ is the term used by business. Very Big Data has become a project with CERN involved, i.e. science based. But Charles’ understanding of data bases and my invention of ‘numerical metadata’ bridge those worlds.
After having designed many amazing software projects, Charles has put together MOSAIC so that large data bases (1.9 million records as an example) can be examined instantly. The speed with which this can take place is, in my view, in general terms, THE smart data management tool. It opens doors to
boiling big data down to essential information
understanding the value of big data by understanding the importance of its components
gaining deeper insights and better understanding from more and more data.
Yesterday I saw 12 finalists competing for £40K of ICTomorrow at NESTA. I had ‘failed’ and wanted to learn what the potential winners had to offer.
When I introduced myself as an ‘eternal Start-Up’ to another of the very few ladies, she said “we should all be eternal start-ups”.
It was not very impressive to see existing companies and people who were seemingly commercially successful proposing incremental changes. No room for quantum leaps, paradigm shifts or genuine start-ups. One of the organisers said: the challenge was too prescriptive.
Quite right: a box ticking exercise. That’s how the TSB is ‘driving innovation’… Continue reading →
“Humboldt had a horror of the single fact, believing that in order to explore any one thing, one needs to approach it from all sides… Every discovery opens up the imagination further, stimulating more discovery:
it enlarges the sphere of ideas, excites a taste for investigation, while the creation of new instruments of observation increases the intelligence.”