DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth of data, and the amount of this digital awesomeness seems to be growing all the time. Here are just a few more examples of the amazing abundance of media that surrounds us. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Mr. Applegate, 25 Jan 2013 @ 4:00am

    Data Generation

    "Since the beginning of time until 2003, humans generated about 5 billion gigabytes of data... and now we generate that much every 2 days. And that rate is accelerating (but humans are not exclusively generating all that data)."

    Now how about telling us of that data we actually understand, or today even utilize? I seem to recall that number was extremely small (like a single digit percentage).

    The problem is we have all this data but most of it is locked away so that it can't be used by the masses, poorly organized so that even if one has access you can't find the data you need, and much of the data is inaccurate or incomplete.

    So we are nothing more than a bunch of pack rats!

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