Friday, September 30, 2016
Big Data, why should we care?
This video from Forbes gives a very concise explanation of big data, and some of its many uses.
For those concerned about the misuse of data, I found some of these ted talks insightful (and a bit frightening): http://www.ted.com/playlists/130/the_dark_side_of_data
If you want to look more into the benefits of big data, there are some talks about that as well: http://www.ted.com/playlists/56/making_sense_of_too_much_data
And then, some questions that big data raised for me:
With the amount of data that is being collected, should people have more rights regarding their data?
What are some of the potential costs to society for Big Data?
Do the benefits of Big Data make it worth surrendering our information? (obviously many people are willing, but would they be as willing if they knew the extent of the data collection?)
And lastly, what would you do about it? do you care?