A piece of raw data, either digital or printed, isn’t really useful in itself. Data mining (also called “knowledge discovery from data”) gives it its value. How can we transform data into sources of knowledge? This is one of the fundamental questions data experts ask themselves.
Pattern on Earth: extremely dense and vast populations in a network of megacities connected to each other with nerves of roads and wires, woven over an empty landscape of wild land. By 2050 and beyond, Earth will be a urban planet, while the average place on the planet will be nearly wild.
Sam Jacob on the future of 3D printing's and it's effect on design and society in Dezeen's opinion column. "Instead of liberating us, 3D printing will merely "bind us even more closely to fewer and fewer corporations".