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The Digital-Data Revolution

TitleThe Digital-Data Revolution
Publication TypeBook Chapter
2013
AuthorsAtkinson, M
EditorAtkinson, M, Baxter, R, Brezany, P, Corcho, O, Galea, M, Parsons, M, Snelling, D, van Hemert, J
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Pages15-36
Chapter2
ISBNISBN 9781118398647
Data; Information; Knowledge; Knowledge Discovery; Social Impact of Digital Data; Wisdom, Data-intensive Computing

Chapter 2: "The digital-data revolution", reviews the relationships between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. It analyses and quantifies the changes in technology and society that are delivering the data bonanza, and then reviews the consequential changes via representative examples in biology, Earth sciences, social sciences, leisure activity, and business. It exposes quantitative details and shows the complexity and diversity of the growing wealth of data, introducing some of its potential benefits and examples of the impediments to successfully realizing those benefits.