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Principles of Big Data by Jules J Berman

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Chapter 14

Societal Issues

Outline

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

Stephen Hawking

Background

Big Data, even Big Data used in science, is a social endeavor. The future directions of Big Data will be strongly influenced by social, political, and economic forces. Will scientists archive their experimental data in publicly accessible Big Data resources? Will scientists adopt useful standards for their operational policies and their data? The answers depend on a host of issues related ...

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