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Five big questions

If you try to do everything, you always end up doing nothing. Which is why Gray’s laws suggest searching for the twenty “big questions” in a field and then focusing-in the first five as the ones that’ll generate the biggest return on the effort invested. So what are the five biggest open issues in programming for sensorised systems?


Both ends of the data-intensive spectrum

Data-intensive science (or “web science” as it is sometimes known) has received a major boost from the efforts of Googlle and others, with the availability of enormous data sets against which we can learn. It’s easy to see that such large-scale data affects experimental science, but there are lessons further down the scale too.