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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 19 (2016), No. 2     9. June 2016
Int J Comput Dent 19 (2016), No. 2  (09.06.2016)

Page 153-164, PubMed:27274563, Language: English/German

Science beyond fiction
A revolution of knowledge transfer in research, education, and practice is on the horizon
Ammann, Alexander
"Digitality" (as opposed to "digitalization" - the conversion from the analog domain to the digital domain) will open up a whole new world that does not originate from the analog world. Contemporary research in the field of neural concepts and neuromorphic computing systems will lead to convergences between the world of digitality and the world of neuronality, giving the theme "Knowledge and Culture" a new meaning. The simulation of virtual multidimensional and contextual spaces will transform the transfer of knowledge from a uni- and bidirectional process into an interactive experience. We will learn to learn in a ubiquitous computing environment and will abandon conventional curriculum organization principles. The adaptation of individualized ontologies will result in the emergence of a new world of knowledge in which knowledge evolves from a cultural heritage into a commodity.

Keywords: digitization, digitality, knowledge system, knowledge culture, ubiquitous computing, simulation, virtual patient, digital disease development simulation, digital treatment simulation, wisdom of community, ontological knowledge space, deep learning