Anyway, that’s the problem I see with “moar data pleez” ’cause think about it – what’s happens when you’ve calculated Pi to the billionth digit when you started off with 4.

Well they can store all the data they like. It’s all crap unless interpreted properly.

And if the use of pure statistics keeps gaining in force, which it will, our knowledge will get less accurate rather than more because the results are entirely dependent upon decent hypothesis, decent conclusions as much as decent processing, but our confidence levels in “data” will continue to increase because we will automatically believe it when they say, “The data speaks for itself”.

But data doesn’t speak for itself. Data is still gathered, winnowed, and interpreted. A good study with 50 people can be more valid than a poor study done with 2 billion and buttloads of data points.

In short, will they even be looking for the right stuff?

Anyway, that’s the problem I see with “moar data pleez” ’cause think about it – what’s happens when you’ve calculated Pi to the billionth digit when you started off with 4.

This is the danger of more data to me, rather than individual privacy issues.

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