Open Science

I had a rough night last night. A late flight, not enough sleep, and I'm feeling run down. So I'm not going to do a long post today.

But I saw this bit about Paul Allen advocating "Open Science" and I thought I'd flag it for all of you.

I've long felt that the way we go about doing research in our society is wrongheaded. We largely hoard our data and experiments until the breakthroughs are made and then we publish and patent them.

Imagine if all the research and work was being shared in an open platform (kind of like the Internet was designed to do??). Think about how much faster the breakthroughs would come if all the best minds in the world were working together instead of against each other.