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FEATURE26 January 2016

The future

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Data analytics Features Impact Trends UK

The future will see researchers spending more time driving value from insight than on gathering data, says Honor Mallon in the last of the MRS 70th anniversary articles.  

“There is a world market for maybe five computers, ” confided IBM chairman Thomas Watson in 1943, while – almost four decades later – a young Bill Gates predicted that “640k of memory ought to be enough for anybody”.