by Nishad Thalhath
Nishad Talhath is a metadata researcher at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He has wide ranging interests in fundamental aspects of data and the internet. In this series of lectures, he outlines how human knowledge would be transformed by the widespread use of machine-readable formats in data storage. These lectures discuss how organization of data into structured data formats would profoundly influence human existence and endeavor in the 21st century. The approaches discussed within these series are starting to be applied in fields as diverse as governance and scientific discovery. They will serve as a friendly introduction to anyone looking to understand these trends.