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Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours

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    Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours
    By: David Russell Schilling | April 19th, 2013

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    Knowledge Doubling Curve
    Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types of knowledge have different rates of growth. For example, nanotechnology knowledge is doubling every two years and clinical knowledge every 18 months. But on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. According to IBM, the build out of the “internet of things” will lead to the doubling of knowledge every 12 hours.

    Human Brain Indexing Will Consume Several Billion Petabytes
    In a recent lecture at Harvard University neuroscientist Jeff Lichtman, who is attempting to map the human brain, has calculated that several billion petabytes of data storage would be needed to index the entire human brain. The Internet is currently estimated to be 5 million terabytes (TB) of which Google has indexed roughly 200 TB or just .004% of its total size. The numbers involved are astounding especially when considering the size of the human brain and the number of neurons in it.

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    Brainbow Cerebellum

    Linear to Exponential Growth of Human Knowledge
    A transition from the linear growth of human knowledge to the exponential growth of human knowledge has taken place.. According to researchers dealing with this information will necessitate the development of vastly more complex software, shareability, and artificial intelligence.

    Author Clem Chambers, in a Forbes article on Amazon’s “Mechanical Turk” believes leading edge computer technology will be combined with artificial intelligence allowing collective problem-solving on a larger scale and the creation of vast amounts of data.

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    Understanding the Data Deluge: Comparison of Scale With Physical Objects (Infographic created by Julian Carver of Seradigm in New Zealand http://www.saradigm.co.nz)
     
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    @Averageamerican, It is my humble request that you open a thread about things which you find positive about India. I am sure you will not be able to open any such thread here.
     
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    In our special Independence Day series, a technocrat sums up India's dichotomy, and laughs at its funny side.

    India is a great country, characterised by its dichotomy. Everything that is 'true' of India is also 'not true'.

    It has a significant percentage of its people living below the poverty line; but at the same time the number of its high net worth individuals is growing...

    It is one the most corrupt countries in the world, but at the same time has the strongest democracy...

    It has adopted capitalism, but at the same time has one of the highest numbers of social entrepreneurs...

    It has the highest rate of illiteracy, but also the most number of graduates...

    It has many religious extremists, but also the most number of tolerant people...

    It has a high rate of unemployment but is also a country of many opportunities...

    Finally, it is a country, where despite all its problems, challenges, differences and diversity; it still remains One.

    India is also a funny country, where its people do have a sense of humour (even if it is unintentional at times!). This is best seen through the various signboards in English that you get to see while travelling across the country.

    Some of the interesting ones that I have come across are 'CHILD BEAR' (instead of Chilled beer), 'ANUS OPTICIAN' (instead of Anu's optician), 'ENTRY FROM BACKSIDE ONLY' (I assume the front door was closed) and many more.

    This is a photograph I shot in a restaurant in Mussoorie. A sign at Howard Hotel and Revolving Restaurant read: 'No charges for revolving.' I split my sides laughing!
     
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    There are many more such contradictions. The rocket launching station SrihariKota has villages around it which still use bullock carts as means of transport.
    We have one of the largest CNG run public transport system and yet our cities are most polluted.
     
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