Author: Andrew Tan CIO
Date: 22nd February 2017
Categories: Technology, Data, Telecoms, Billing & Charging, Neural Technologies, Big Data
In the mid-19th century, Charles Darwin formulated the scientific theory of evolution by natural selection, published in his book On the Origin of Species (1859). This process is demonstrated by the observation that more offspring are produced than can possibly survive, along with three facts about populations: 1) physical traits vary among individuals, 2) different traits confer different rates of survival (differential fitness), and 3) traits can be passed from generation to generation (heritability of fitness). Thus in successive generations, members of a population are replaced by offspring that are better adapted to survive and reproduce in the natural selection environment.
Fast-forward 200 years and Darwinism applies not only to the natural world, but to the man-made world we reside in as well. We see this evolution in the speed in which advances are made in design and technology; the ‘latest’ model is obsolete within a year; the ‘new’ becomes second-hand in a matter of months; and photos, apps and videos become viral in a matter of minutes.