Learning more about our world is the most important thing the human race can do. The information age has yielded a huge amount of data. This data is related to a multitude of different things and is spread across millions of locations. Some of this data can be found and seen be anyone but most of it was gathered and is used by a single corporation, or not used at all. This data has so much untapped potential. We need to open it up to the world.
By allowing anyone to access the world’s vast amounts of data, we can learn more about the world than we ever thought possible. This works the same way Wikipedia works, when you allow anyone to contribute time and effort, you can achieve more than any one organization. We will start to see revelations from people analyzing this data, revelations that will help us learn more about our world, and optimize our civilization.
The next step is to continue to gather this data and start to analyze and use it in real time. This will allow us to avoid disasters and act in a more efficient manner on a day to day basis. These steps are the best way to make a positive change for the world in the foreseeable future.