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The next Google
Ten years ago this month, Google’s first employee turned up at the garage where the search engine was originally housed. What technology at a similar early stage today will have changed our world as much by 2018? Nature asked some researchers and business people to speculate — or lay out their wares. Their responses are wide ranging, but one common theme emerges: the integration of the worlds of matter and information, whether it be by the blurring of boundaries between online and real environments, touchy-feely feedback from a phone or chromosomes tucked away on databases.
Collecting and releasing environmental data have stirred up controversy in Washington, says David Goldston, and will continue to do so.
What does it take to store bytes by the tens of thousands of trillions? Cory Doctorow meets the people and machines for which it’s all in a day’s work.
Pioneering biologists are trying to use wiki-type web pages to manage and interpret data, reports Mitch Waldrop. But will the wider research community go along with the experiment?
Scientists need to ensure that their results will be managed for the long haul. Maintaining data takes big organization, says Clifford Lynch.