At the risk of sounding grandiose, I have come to believe that the new data increasingly available in our digital age will radically expand our understanding of human kind…

At the risk of sounding grandiose, I have come to believe that the new data increasingly available in our digital age will radically expand our understanding of human kind…

— Seth Stephens-Davidowitz From ‘Everybody Lies: Big data, New data, and What the internet can tell us about who we really are’ P. 16

… the microscope showed us there is more to a drop of pond water than we think we see. The telescope showed us there is more to the night sky than we think we see. And new, digital data now shows us there is more to human society than we think we see. It may be our era’s microscope or telescope — making possible important, even revolutionary insights.”

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