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.
|Title of host publication||THE DATA BONANZA: Improving Knowledge Discovery for Science, Engineering and Business|
|Editors||Malcolm Atkinson, Rob Baxter, Peter Brezany, Oscar Corcho, Michelle Galea, Mark Parsons, David Snelling, Jano van Hemert|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Data, Information, Knowledge, Knowledge Discovery, Social Impact of Digital Data, Wisdom, Data-intensive Computing