Posts tagged with "Big Data"
Capitalism is a powerful tool: By compressing enormous amounts of information regarding supply and demand into a single number—the market price—buyers and sellers are able to make remarkably intelligent decisions simply by engaging in self-interested behavior. But in a big-data world, where a supercomputer can fit into our pocket and a simple Internet search allows…
Book Big Data, Inequality, Privacy
A tech insider’s data dreams will resonate with the like-minded but neglect issues of access and equalityAndreas Weigend, former chief scientist of Amazon, has written a book, Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You. It’s a techno-insider handbook for making the world a more efficient self-branding mechanism. First things first. Who are “the people” that Weigend is addressing? The answer comes indirectly, through examples.