• • Google’s Woes and the Right to Be Pixilated
There is a big brother threat from all sorts of things in our culture, some driven by computer. For example, bank foreclosures accelerated by robo-signings and lost paper work, but no one thinks about this in a big brotherly fashion. Why? Just as Ayn Rand’s economics is fictional, so is Big Brother.
• Big Data and the New Face of Commerce
Atlas Shrugged |
There are mountains of data created every day; in fact the tally for 2010 was around 1.2 zettabytes (or 1.2 trillion gigabytes) according to a study from IDC commissioned by EMC. To put that in some sort of perspective that would be about 19 billion completely full 64 GB iPads or about 800 trillion copies of the famous novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.