It seems as though not a news cycle goes by without the announcement of a new invention or a new technological improvement. But where is the stunning new science, the shift in worldview that changes how you see everything around you? Often the great discoveries of the past were dominated by pattern recognition–based science and technology. But there's another way: pattern discovery. Clearly, pattern discoveries are missing from most of today's efforts; just as clearly, they are the key to making major, rather than incremental, steps forward in science, technology, and business.