While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.
‘s insight:Very inspiring piece which reminds me of the Humanrithm concept we developed at Scoop.it: as technology develops, humans have to adapt. As great content curators show, when filtering is a process that can be automated, two things happen: – success comes by using a combination of automation and human judgement (like the amateur chess players who beat the supercomputer in the article) – there is a shift of value towards building meaningful connexions around content with a human touch. Messages for all of us humans? Don’t try to be a robot but focus on what makes us humans: relationships. Let’s build our communities of interest!
See on www.forbes.com
Well I’m Off MWAAH
Nighty night sweeties 😉
While we’re frolicking about, celebrating our achievements after a long day’s work at happy hour .
Our US friends are out of bed just trying to find the other shoe 😉
We must make allowances for that and bid them a hearty new, newest day on this blessed earth…..
BIg data will have surpassed big oil in economic value, and we will have global privacy, data protection and surveillance agreements, writes CEO Gerd Leonhard.
Can we really trust those new data-oil companies, those behemoths of smart-data-mining to not fall prey to the temptation of instrumentalizing us, to not use their armies of servers and their powerful algorithms for the most nefarious ‘monetization’ purposes, and to not use that very same information to tacitly or otherwise support the creation of perfect surveillance states?
The answer is: probably not – and this is not just a consequence of their capitalism-native obsession to maximize profit, but also of the fact that national laws supersede any rights that any of their global users may actually think they have. Let’s remember that some 90% of the Internet’s key infrastructure (search, clouds, hosting, portals etc) is US-based, and thereby subject to near-Orwellian laws such as the PATRIOT Act and FISA, which makes compliance with the laws (and norms or cultures) of users from other territories such as Europe, Brazil or India next to impossible. Next in line to want a piece of Internet control is China and Russia; clearly this does not bode well for ‘the people formerly know as consumers’ who simply must be able trust providers before truly adapting E-commerce, digital money, e-health or online education.
The bottom line is this: Big Data has enormous potential for everyone, and along with the other 5 memes it could be hugely beneficial for everyone on this planet. But if Big Data equals big brother sharing the spoils with big business, then it will amount to Big Rip-Off for the rest of us.
The time to tackle these issues is now.
See on edition.cnn.com