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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at at a new book called The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan. The book details the ways in which Big Data affects our daily lives and predicts the ways it will transform our future.
The big-picture overview the author presents is that of our planet becoming a giant nervous system in which we, its inhabitants, are the nerve endings. Or as his ten-year-old son put it, “Isn’t this like growing another eye?” Indeed it is: with all of this sensory input, we are beginning to see a third dimension.
It’s also one of those we-don’t-know-what-we-don’t-know propositions. Just as we could never have imagined how transformative the Internet would be, we can’t predict where Big Data will take us. We don’t even know, really, how to maximize the data we’re collecting right now.
The Human Face of Big Data is available — well, probably lots of places — but here’s the Amazon link, because they have so much data on us already.
Big data is more than hadoop, map reduce, SAS or other programmatic and analytical focused tool, solution or platform, yet those all have been and will be significant focus areas in the future. This also means big data is more than data warehouse, data mart, data mining, social media and event or activity log processing which also are main parts have continued roles going forward. Just as there are large MByte, GByte or TByte sized files or objects, there are also millions and billions of smaller files, objects or pieces of information that are part of the big data universe.