En tous cas, ils ne manquent pas d’ambition…
The fine-grained behavioral data, according to Mr. Pentland, opens the way to changing how we think about society and how a society is governed. Adam Smith and Karl Marx, he explains, thought about markets and classes, respectively. “But those are aggregates,” he said. “They’re averages.”
Yet now, Mr. Pentland says, it becomes possible to track social phenomena down to the individual level and the social and economic connections among individuals. The ability to monitor these “micro-patterns,” Mr. Pentland said, means “we’re entering a new era of social physics.”
Les commentaires sont plutôt rigolos…
The desire to rule the world and control society through technological prowess is just the latest manifestation of the same old elitist, totalitarian instinct which abhors freedom.
Prof. Alfonse Romero de Turin qui est énervé par l’utilisation systématique des majuscules pour B ig D ata
Big data deals with big datasets. We get that, thanks. Datasets are getting bigger and always have gotten bigger. No data gets smaller. The word ’big,’ in this context, provides nothing.
Call it Electronic Behavioral Tracking Analysis or Browser Cookies for Living Beings if you want to help the public understand what is at stake.
Big data is no Big Bang and merits no capitalization.