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Opinion: Tolerate the Silly, Tame the Scary

BIG DATA

May 10, 2013

In an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail, Konrad Yakabuski writes, “Our lives are being 'datafied' in ways that range from the plain silly to the sheer scary.” He notes that with Big Data come new insights in the realms of commerce, science and medicine that are used to “justify intrusions on our privacy." Yakabuski suggests, “If we can tolerate the silly and tame the scary, we could be on the cusp of major progress.”
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