Dan Rasmus, consultant
In France, they have “wisdom management”: “How do we know if what we know is what we should know?”
How you think about the future is dangerous.
There is no data from the future. Even “real-time data” is at least milliseconds old.
Scenario planning: outside factors.
Possible futures: there is no the future yet.
Considerations for future of the university:
- The nature of learning
- Global economic model
- Relationship with data
Has “Book of all knowledge” from 1850. Most of it is wrong now.
Things we thought we knew:
- How DNA works (epigenetics)
- Moons of Jupiter
- The Big Bang, dark matter, laws of physics
- Number of galaxies (recently found 10x more than we thought)
- Periodic table (new elements)
A database is “rewriting history to predict the future.”
USB-C: download a movie in seconds.
Sensors: Internet of Things, lights, doors. Pervasive computing.
Expectations for augmented/virtual reality. We have to make sense of our own data.
Data for human bodies, traffic, city planning.
Data from all these sources can be correlated.
In public sector: water, power, transportation, libraries, schools, etc.
What question did Watson not answer on “Jeopardy”? Watson did not have a conversation with Alex Trebek about its hobbies.
Another blog post here: http://www.libconf.com/2016/10/21/evolving-relationship-data-closing-keynote/