Borwein, Jonathan M. and Borwein, Peter and Corless, Robert M. and Jorgenson, Loki and Sinclair, Nathalie (1996) What is Organic Mathematics? [Preprint]
Mathematics is more important now than it has ever been. More mathematics is done both inside universities and outside, in industry, than ever before. Admittedly not all of it is called mathematics---it might be called among other things robotics, or financial analysis, or operations control, or engineering, ---but when we look closely there is no doubt that we are living in the greatest Golden Age for mathematics to date. Mathematics has fundamentally affected technology, most notably computers. It is now clear that the converse will also be true. Technology, falling into five major categories, has already changed mathematics dramatically, and the pace of change in each is accelerating.
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