Rebuilding Science from Scratch
One of my interests is using digital cognitive systems to accelerate the exploration of “rebuilding science from scratch” – given 20-20 hindsight what is the sequence of steps to rebuild science from scratch – data, experiments, models?
I find Pat Langley (AAAI Fellow, doctoral work with Herb Simon (CMU)) presentation below very inspiring: http://cra.org/ccc/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/11/csd.11.16.pdf
The book “The Knowledge” is a highly relevant read as well:
Of course, this also connects with rebuilding smart service systems from scratch and empowering makers in the cognitive era:
And to “rebuild education” this kind of “rebuilding from scratch challenge” can be a design pattern:
We the people – we are biological cognitive systems, and some of us as students of science are trying to understand the evolving ecology of complex systems. This is hard…. listen here:
However, if we could rapidly rebuild science from scratch – data, experiments, models – perhaps we could not only rebuild faster and faster, but perhaps we could extend into the future faster and faster. Learning to make knowledge discovery steps more modular is hard.