David Isenberg: Foreign Affairs on the Rise (and Good) of Big Data

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David Isenberg
David Isenberg

The Rise of Big Data

How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World

Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger

May/June 2013

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Big data is a resource and a tool. It is meant to inform, rather than explain; it points toward understanding, but it can still lead to misunderstanding, depending on how well it is wielded. And however dazzling the power of big data appears, its seductive glimmer must never blind us to its inherent imperfections. Rather, we must adopt this technology with an appreciation not just of its power but also of its limitations.

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Phi Beta Iota:  The major issue right now is the commoditization of data the way humans were ocmmoditized (i.e. humans are losing control of their own data and losing rights to the data they create), and the incoherence among all sets of data because of ingrained proprietary corruption — the democratization of data and its use demands an Open Source Everything (OSE) approach that corrupt legislatures are busy denying.

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