Today’s New York Times Science section consists of a bevy of essays on the future of computing. One, on computer security, is by UW CSE Ph.D. alum Stefan Savage – here. UW CSE’s Foldit protein folding game is prominently featured in an essay by Berkeley’s Dave Patterson on the role of computer scientists in tackling diseases – here.
All of the essays are terrific! See:
- Drew Endy, “Taking Faster and Smarter to New Physical Frontiers”
- Sebastian Thrun, “Leave the Driving to the Car, and Reap Benefits in Safety and Mobility”
- Daphne Koller, “Death Knell for the Lecture: Technology as a Passport to Personalized Education”
- Scott Aaronson, “Quantum Computing Promises New Insights, Not Just Supermachines”
- Stefan Savage, “In Planning Digital Defenses, the Biggest Obstacle Is Human Ingenuity”
- Larry Smarr, “An Evolution Toward a Programmable Universe”
- Joichi Ito, “In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants”
- Dave Patterson, “Computer Scientists May Have What It Takes to Help Cure Cancer”
- Ted Nelson, “Full Speed Ahead, Without a Map, Into New Realms of Possibility”
A link to the entire December 6 Science section, which contains many excellent “Future of Computer Science” articles in addition to the essays above, is here.