Google has tons of interestings videos worth
watch about a range of different topics.
This morning I watched
Kevin Kelly’s "The next 50 years of science".
The scientific method which provides us with so many … all
technological goodies does not resemble the science of 1600. Ever since
Bacon, science has undergone a slow evolution.
Landmarks in the history of the scientific method are the invention of
libraries, indexes, citations, controlled experiments, peer review,
placebos, double blind experiments, randomization, and search among others.
At the core of the scientific method is the structuring of information.
In the next 50 years, as the technologies of information and knowledge
accelerate, the nature of the scientific process will change even more than
it has in the last 400 years. We can’t predict what specific
inventions will arise in the next 50 years, but based on long-term trends
in epistemic tools, I believe we can speculate on how the scientific method
itself — that is, how we know — will change in the next five