This book concludes with an afterword that reiterates the important role of citizen science in fostering individual inquiry. It describes citizen science as an extraordinary new stage in democratizing the organization of human curiosity, citing the explosion of local, regional, and globally scaled citizen science projects as one of the most profoundly important social consequences of the development of the Internet. It also takes note of the fact that the environmental sciences have taken the lead in developing the approaches and technologies required of citizen science. Finally, it discusses some of the challenges facing citizen science and emphasizes the power of citizen science projects to provide solutions to a host of global problems in the twenty-first century, including climate change.
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