"Visualization is often valued for producing pretty pictures for publications. But in scientific disciplines that work in nonspatial realms (bioinformatics, chemistry, the social sciences and so on), visualizing data is useful very early in the process of discovery. Turning numbers into pictures enables scientists to use their human prowess with reading visual data to spot patterns, trends and outliers."
On the one hand, we have the assertion that I am a certain person. That is ‘identification’. It is the specific process of attaching an identity of a presence - either a physical presence, or in the context of our current enquiry, a virtual presence. And on the other hand we have the verification (or authentication [jan.]) - the means of proof that what I say is true, that there is sufficient evidence for my claim. (source: http://www.downes.ca/post/12)
"Modern computers can wait several million times each second. By exploiting this currently unused waiting potential we will collectively create the biggest waiting power ever applied to any problem on earth."