The Next Big Wave

IoT, Big Data, M2M… what’s next? Convergence of human and data.

It has already been predicted by brilliant minds that the next disrupt and evolution for man-kind is by becoming one with the machines and this will be done first by merging human and big data. The current technology and techniques are fast becoming inedequate to keep up with the pace of data being generated on daily basis and that’s how the next logical integration lies — The Big Wave.

Intersection of Biology and Technology

After Jobs was diagnosed with cancer, Reed(Steve’s son) began spending his summers working in a Stanford oncology lab doing DNA sequencing to find genetic markers for colon cancer. In one experiment, he traced how mutations go through families. “One of the very few silver linings about me getting sick is that Reed’s gotten to spend a lot of time studying with some very good doctors,” Jobs said. “His enthusiasm for it is exactly how I felt about computers when I was his age. I think the biggest innovations of the twenty-first century will be the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning, just like the digital one was when I was his age.” — An excerpt from biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Mergence of Human Intelligence and AI

“To some degree we are already a cyborg – you think of all the digital tools that you have – your phone, your computer,” Elon Musk told World Government Summit in Dubai, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX said the kind of daily dependence we already have on personal technology will only increase as time goes on – to the point where human intelligence and machine thinking effectively become one.

Saving data on DNA

“In a new study, Yaniv Erlich and Dina Zielinski demonstrate DNA’s full potential and reliability for storing data. The researchers wrote six files—a full computer operating system, a 1895 French film, an Amazon gift card, a computer virus, a Pioneer plaque, and a study by information theorist Claude Shannon—into 72,000 DNA strands, each 200 bases long. They then used sequencing technology to retrieve the data, and software to translate the genetic code back into binary. The files were recovered with no errors.” — Article DNA could be the future of data storage, 2nd March 2017 by Katherine Lindemann”