Toward A Sustainable Data Ecosystem

There is a lot of talk these days about data, who owns it, what it’s used for, and how to regulate its uses. But there is too little basic discussion about what data is — fundamentally. We know that it’s all around us, that everyone wants it, it’s extremely valuable, and also that we have very little control over it. Below, I will attempt to explain for you what data is at the most basic level, how it exists, what sort of…