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Big Data Could Be a Blessing or a Curse - Infographic


Big Data is clearly upon us, and whatever that term means to you, it's the result of an ever-growing number of data sources. This data could be the means to understand our world better and make more informed decisions, or it could create a glut of information so dense, we become overwhelmed by it.

Just the nature of being more social and sharing more, generates more data, and as mobile devices proliferate, this will only add to it.  On top of that, we have a growng number of sensors automatically gathering and transmitting data about the world around us.

As you can see from the infographic below, some believe that Big Data will be a boon that could lead to increased transparency, innovation and understanding, while others worry about privacy issues and that it could among other issues disproportionately benefit the rich. 

The difference maker here could be tools that provide a way for ordinary indviduals to process and understand the data without the need to be a data scientist. 

The Future of Big Data

This infographic was created by and iis based on data gathered by the Pew Research Center.

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