Kevin Kelly on the future of science
Draft of 2006.03.31 ☛ 2015.03.17
Go read Kevin Kelly’s important essay “Speculations on the Future of Science”. In particular, read the sections on “Combinatorial Sweep Exploration”, “Evolutionary Search”, “Multiple Hypothesis Matrix”, “Pattern Augmentation”, “Adaptive Real Time Experiments”, &c.
Now think not merely about science, but engineering as well. Think about what makes one different from the other. Historically, that is.