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By Marty Ritchey John Byrnes at 9:00 AM PDT, Tue Aug 26, 2014

Researchers are looking at crowdsourcing to gain a better view into future significant scientific and technological developments, particularly in areas such as information systems and energy where corporations may want to focus development efforts and investments. Crowdsourcing often provides more accurate forecasts by aggregating the collective opinions of an informed, diverse group rather than relying on a single expert.

But just how reliable and accurate are crowdsourced forecasts? The Forecasting Science and Technology (...

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