June 15, 2012

Big Data Question 7

BY :     June 15, 2012

Consider: Owing to the digital “microscope”, which is currently being invented for Big Data, as it were, we will soon be able to analyze and predict events much more scientifically and accurately in all fields.

Can Big Data help you predict the future better?

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  1. Ted van Dongen · June 20, 2012 Reply

    Nee, ik kan niet beter de toekomst voorspellen. Ik kan wel beter voorspellen wat de consequenties zijn van mogelijke toekomstige voorvallen en gebaseerd daarop potentieele maatregelen voorbereiden om de toekomst beter tegemoet te treden.

  2. André Le Cat · June 20, 2012 Reply

    Ik denk dat we hier met een taal issue te maken hebben. Voorspellen is iets voor magiers. Ik zoek nog naar het juiste woord.

  3. Philippe Back · June 22, 2012 Reply

    Well, we have seen what figuring out the future with Big Data gave us with the banking crisis.

    Black Swans are hard to predict…

  4. Philippe Back · June 23, 2012 Reply

    Bid data will shine where the law of large numbers do apply. Predicting typical baskets of goods for given customer segments will work, as will mass holiday choices.

    Maybe it will also help in leveraging the long tail.

    But you can’t predict the future from the present when it comes to predict disruptive elements. Synthetic fuel becoming a reality may lead to things that nobody could predict for example.

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