The Future of Big Data


This report, The Future of Big Data, from The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, surveyed internet experts and users on the collection and use of Big Data in the future. Experts say new forms of information analysis will help people be more nimble and adaptive, but worry over humans’ capacity to understand and use these new tools well.

Tech experts believe the vast quantities of data that humans and machines will be creating by the year 2020 could enhance productivity, improve organizational transparency, and expand the frontier of the “knowable future.” But they worry about “humanity’s dashboard” being in government and corporate hands and they are anxious about people’s ability to analyze it wisely.

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