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OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2013, Vol. 7, 140-152
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1822-7732

Informatics Everywhere: Information and Computation in Society, Science, and Technology

Tom VERHOEFF

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands E-mail: t.verhoeff@tue.nl

Abstract

Informatics is about information and its processing, also known as computation. Nowadays, children grow up taking smartphones and the internet for granted. Information and computation rule society. Science uses computerized equipment to collect, analyze, and visualize massive amounts of data. Scientific theories more and more involve computational models. Technology incorporates computational mechanisms, even on a nano, molecular, or quantum scale, in every imaginable product. A story.

Keywords:

information, computation, society, science, technology


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