How to Think About Data in 2019

It is tangible human beings, not abstract “data”, that power the online economy

The Economist
Dec 18, 2018 · 3 min read
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“Data,” runs a common refrain, “is the new oil.” Like the sticky black stuff that comes out of the ground, all those 1s and 0s are of little use until they are processed into something more valuable. That something is you.

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