The similarity is that most people in both societies rely on authorities rather than personally discovering scientific facts.
Peer-to-peer discovery and communication of facts without intermediating authorities.
Google trained billions to look things up for themselves. Thirty years ago only professional researchers were fixtures in the library.
Now wearables are giving people the ability to collect and analyze their own data. github.com/woop/awesome-q…
Voluntary, international, pseudonymous, and outside academia.
This is a key enabling technology: security.googleblog.com/2019/06/helpin…
Homomorphic encryption and/or federated learning may allow privacy-preserving aggregations.
Crypto can incentivize people to contribute data. Upload to download. ai.googleblog.com/2017/04/federa…
Crypto is turning everyone into investors.
Quantified self may turn everyone into scientists.