RE-BLOGGING! Opinion: Data isn’t the new oil — it’s the new nuclear power — ideas.ted.com

Data is a valuable, powerful commodity — but unlike oil, it is unlimited in quantity and in its capacity for harm, says technology thinker James Bridle. The phrase “data is the new oil” was apparently coined in 2006 by Clive Humby, the British mathematician and architect of the Tesco Clubcard, a supermarket reward program. Since…

via Opinion: Data isn’t the new oil — it’s the new nuclear power — ideas.ted.com

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