The ninth wave
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA
Genome Biology 2006, 7:109 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-6-109Published: 30 June 2006
New, all-pervading technologies, such as the web and genomics, are like the 'ninth waves' of surfboard riders, washing over our culture with sudden, transforming power. The danger is that quality is reduced as we deal with the flood of data.