|Title||The Digital-Data Revolution|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Editor||Atkinson, M, Baxter, R, Brezany, P, Corcho, O, Galea, M, Parsons, M, Snelling, D, van Hemert, J|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|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.