**Adieu to an Algorithmic Age: **

Intelligence every where! Sensors every where! Data seems to be liberated from all the corners of universe. One may wonder, where was all these **exabytes** and **petabytes **of data hidden. Or is it internet that spawn monsters of data from nowhere? Absolutely not. **Big Data** is not born in a day ! This rich collection of data was encapsulated in the abstractions of an **algorithmic** age.

**A Critique of Classical Computational Models**

In the scientific computing community, there is an emerging realization that we are moving ahead of an **algorithmic **age to an age of intelligence. **Data structures** have grown beyond the linkages and contextual affinities of **algorithms**. We may look back for a while. What were we doing with information spaces all these while? Data structures in various information spaces where conditioned by a logic that could approximate a **mathematical behavior**.

**Boolean logic** is largely a mathematical behavior. **Mathematical behavior **can be modeled by approximations. Thus we created **concept machines** based on **Boolean logic**.Mathematical behavior or for that matter any behavioral logic is just the reflection of a larger set of conditions. I believe we were trying to fix the multidimensional data structures into a partial projection of **Boolean** logic. Thus my argument is that **Boolean** logic was insufficient to capture the computational complexities of data streams.

**Data Structures and Dialectical Logic**

Then what is inherent in **data structures**: in reality, do they exist at all? I am not an exponent enough to lay down my arguments in mathematical formats. However, I may try in terms of **dialectical logic** here. Data as such is a representation of a physical entity or a cognitive process. It may have its own primary structure or it may be derived or dependent on a much more relatively invariant structure. This integral between representational mathematical format ( symbol ) and the corresponding primary or secondary structure constitute a** data structure**. This visualization is in terms of **dialectical logic**.

In the measures of physics, we may use the metrics of space time here. But when the **data streams** are dependent or realizations of energy structures the scenario becomes more interesting. The high energy physics and the future smart sensors may become the sources of such **energy structures**. As the data explosions gains momentum, we may need inner eyes to capture the innate structures behind the 'Big Data' ecosystem.