big data | August 18, 2015

Jer Thorp on Data for More Than Just the Elite in Gorgeous New Video

Check out this new thought-provoking video with data expert Jer Thorp. Thorp uses data to help us understand the human condition. “We’re in this very weird situation where more is known about the human experience than ever before,” he says, “but not by the humans who are experiencing it … Right now, the conversations are really only happening among the technologically elite, mostly Silicon Valley, the NSA—groups of well-educated white men who are using this technology to do specific things. What I think needs to happen is we have to put that technology, that knowledge, the power that comes with it, in the hands of everybody else.”

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