While there still may be a way to go for big data to solve many of the world's problems, it is the individual, through the use of third platform technologies, that gave rise to big data. And it will be the individual in the form of the data scientist, the data modeller and analytician that drives innovation in the footsteps of Herman Hollerith.
Big data is a relative term. It has come full circle and is likely to do so many more times yet.
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