MIT MEDIA LAB’S SANDY PENTLAND ON THE FUTURE OF OUR BIG-DATA SOCIETY. Of all the articles I’ve read about "big data" recently, one stands out as particularly enlightening. It’s by Alex (Sandy) Pentland, a distinguished computer scientist and entrepreneur

[ Tue. Sep. 11. 2012 ]

Pentland argues that big data—in this case, analyzing details of social interactions and behaviors on a wide scale—will reinvent what it means to have a human society. He compares the impending transformation to the historical development of writing, education, and the Internet.