SEMINAR TITLE in ASPEN COLORADO in 2013:
So Much Information, So Little Time:
Making Sense of a Big Data World
Digital technology has made it possible to create, move and store information at previously unthinkable magnitudes.
As a result, individuals and organizations are navigating an ever-growing ocean of data, including billions of new emails and social-media comments each day.
Where is Big Data taking us?
Is access to the ever-expanding digital trove making us more creative and productive, or just more overwhelmed?
Is the workplace becoming more efficient, or is hyper-connectedness exacting a price?
This seminar focuses on both the promise and challenges of the digital era. It will examine the history of information overload - it's not as new as you might think - as well as twists that are unique to the 21st century.
We'll look at what scientists are learning about the cognitive issues - how can we process all this information?
And we'll glimpse over the horizon at innovations that might help society meet this challenge, and define the next stage of the information revolution.
Moderator: William Powers, author of Hamlet’s BlackBerry