Mike van der Noordt Posted 3 months ago Combining the puzzlepieces. Wow these are some impressive, and at the same time scary developments (singularity come to mind when seeing the progress Watson makes towards cognitive systems maybe accelerated by Dwave's quantum computing?... mind boggling!) What I understand from your answers is that the biggest hurdle is not the raw computing power, but more the politics (and also economics?) within and inbetween the different fields of science. I once read Imagologies: Media Philosophy by Mark C. Taylor and Esa Saarinen where they describe the concept of 'universtity' (uni being one-directional, you study one subject and basically a medieval idea) opposed to 'multiversity' which in these times makes more sense (to me at least). Maybe an idea which should be embraced more? Thanks for these links cheers!