Rick Smolan – The Human Face of Big Data

Here’s a video that publicises Rick’s latest project on exploring and explaining the potential of Big Data. Big Data is like the web before we called it Web 2.0 – we’ve got some of the basic technologies but we’re still figuring out what we can do with them.

Rick makes a great point: “Just imagine if your whole life you’ve been looking though one eye, and all of a sudden a scientist created a way for you to look out of both eyes…What if you could open a third eye … or thousands of eyes?”

Big Data gives us access to many new perspectives because Big Data is like the minute-to-minute personal diary of everyone and everything.

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