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On the New Knowledge Revolution
Washington DC, 21 September 2010  -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) advisory committee for International Science and Engineering, of which Serageldin is a member, convened this week for a two-day meeting. At the end of the conference, Serageldin gave a distinguished lecture to the NSF members and the public on The Seven Pillars of the New Knowledge Revolution, where he spoke of the changing nature of the structure and presentation of knowledge. He identified seven major features of that profound transformation: (i) Parsing, Life & Organization; (ii) Image & Text; (iii) Humans & Machines; (iv) Complexity & Chaos; (v) Computation & Research; (vi) Convergence & Transformation; and (vii) Pluri-Disciplinarity & Policy.

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