Aside from oil, soil, land or plutonium (analogies with data people have said in the past), another analogy can be “data is the new Uranium.” You can refine it to empower people. Or refine it too much and make it a weapon of mass destruction.
The question is how to draw the line between empowerment and destruction? When does informing become influencing to predicting to controlling? Continue reading “Questions on the Danger of Data”