Robert Steele: Reflections on the Next Data Revolution

I was  glad to respond to an invitation to write “Beyond Data Monitoring,” a Background Paper for the UN International Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution, co-chaired by Robin Li of Baidu, which is good, with Open Source represented by Tim “algorithms rule” O’Reilly, which is bad. Although the paper gained no traction …

Yoda: UN Explores Data Revolution

Thinking, they are. Towards a Data Revolution This summer UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon established the Independent Expert Advisory Group (IAEG) to provide concrete recommendations on how to achieve a Data Revolution for sustainable development. The IEAG report – due in early November – will be a crucial opportunity to explain how better quality and …

Mini-Me: Poverty Facts are Estimates – Time for a Data Revolution?

Huh? Development data: how accurate are the figures? The numbers we use in development, and most of what we think of as facts, are actually estimates. It’s time for a data revolution Claire Melarned The Guardian, 31 January 2014 You know a lot less than you think you do. Around 1.22 billion people live on …

Robert Steele: Plant Language, Plant Consciousness, True Cost Economics, Big Data and the Coming Bio-Mimicry Revolution

I’ve known for decades that plants can see and hear and sense and communicate feelings —  the 1970’s experiment with plants witnessing an individual “murdering” on of their own, and then the plants reacting on a polygraph machine when  the one individual out of a line of many individuals came back into the room, was …

Jean Lievens: 7 Ways Big Data Could Revolutionize Our Lives by 2020 — Comment by Robert Steele

7 Ways Big Data Could Revolutionize Our Lives by 2020 TEXT SUMMARY: 1. Websites and Apps will be safer. 2. Everyone could have access to higher education. 3. Landing a job will become easier. 4. Roads will be safer. 5. We’ll predict the future for smarter business. 6. We’ll predict the weather and protect the …

Patrick Meier: Best 15 Blogs of the Year from iRevolution [Big Data, Crisis Mapping, Disaster Response, Truth, Trust, Twitter]

The Best of iRevolution in 2013 iRevolution crossed the 1 million hits mark in 2013, so big thanks to iRevolution readers for spending time here during the past 12 months. This year also saw close to 150 new blog posts published on iRevolution. Here is a short selection of the Top 15 iRevolution posts of 2013:

Stephen E. Arnold: Federating Data: Easy, Hard, or Poorly Understood Until One Tries It at Scale?

Federating Data: Easy, Hard, or Poorly Understood Until One Tries It at Scale? One article explained that there’s a new way to deal with data federation. Always optimistic, I took a look at “Data-Driven Decision-Making Made Possible using a Modern Data Stack.” The revolution is to load data and then aggregate. The old way is …

Robert Steele: The Second American Revolution – Abbreviated Reflections

The Second American Revolution – Abbreviated Reflections Russian International Affairs Council 26 November 2018 I had occasion recently to engage with the thinking of the very talented Professor Igor Panarin, a most distinguished Russian intelligence officer and strategic forecaster, and today the dean of the Russian school for future diplomats. In 1998 he predicted the …