Do you remember the movie Minority Report? I remember thinking this will be a scary world once pre-crime technologies become available. Well, little did I know that that scary world is here. In China, “the police are using a big-data rating system to rate highly suspicious groups of people based on where they go and… Continue Reading
We’re hearing a lot about big data these days. So, what is it? According to Wikipedia, it’s “a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to deal with them.” So no, Excel won’t work for this data. Big data is….huge! Only powerful computers can… Continue Reading
China has the fastest supercomputer in the world.
Yes, you read that title correctly. According to Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden, “we kill people based on metadata.” Simply put, metadata is data that describes data. For example, metadata for a photograph can be the date and time the picture was taken, camera settings, camera serial number and GPS coordinates of the… Continue Reading