CENTURY RESEARCH AND TEACHING
"Among the unconventional sources
of energy, conservation presents
itself as the most immediate
opportunity. It should be regarded as a
largely untapped source of
energy. Indeed, conservation - not coal or
nuclear energy - is the major
alternative to imported oil. "
Stoboagh, R and Yergin D (1979) Energy Future. pg. 10.Ballantine
Books, New York.
Fundamentally new knowledge-driven
strategies for breeding and genetic engineering.
Automated large-scale experimentation
Mountains of data
many collaborators, many labs, thousands
of samples processed/day
Complex and resource-intensive computation
Centrally accessible knowlege bases
complete genomic sequences
genetic maps with thousands of markers
gene expression studies with thousands of genes
Data + Relations = Knowledge
ie. the database encodes specialized
Networks will be the primary channel for dissemminating,
exchanging, and searching for information.
1) Ultimately, these things can't be
done solely by informaticists. Rather, informatics
tools have to be accessible to researchers
who have expertise in specific areas.
Increased use of Web-based information
Decreased use of textbooks
Access information from anywhere
Electronic lectures and demos
Electronic interchange of files
(papers, reports, data, exams)
2) The electronic workplace needs
to be versatile and comprehensive.
3) It is impractical to expect to
do all these things when data is fragmented across many PCs, with different
hardware, software and configurations.
The PC is an impediment