Thursday, July 26, 2012

The future of big data

The Pew Foundation's Internet and American Life Project has just released a report on the future of big data. They asked digital stakeholders to weigh two scenarios for 2020 - one sketched out a relatively positive future where Big Data are drawn together in ways that will improve social, political, and economic intelligence and one expressed the view that Big Data could cause more problems than it solves between now and 2020. 53% opted for scenario 1 and 39% for scenario 2. It’s a very interesting report.

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