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We’ve heard a lot about ‘Web 2.0’ lately, and now we’re starting to hear about ‘Science 2.0’. But what does ‘2.0’ actually mean? To the author, ‘2.0’ refers to any process that enables the transparent sharing of insights, ideas and arguments in order to achieve a more comprehensive understanding. He thinks Science 2.0 can have an equally exciting impact on the scientific community. With more open collaboration among scientists, we can gain better insight into our world and develop more effective approaches to improving it. By sharing existing and developing ideas more openly, we can add to the value and potential of these ideas. Here again, the whole would be more than the sum of its parts.
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