13 Big Data & Technology Quotes that Change the World
People are in trouble from Big Data and technology. Above all, this is the forefront of an attack on the importance of people in organizations.
10 Big Data/Technology Quotes that Spell the Demise of People
- Expert Bernard Marr says, “…everything we do is increasingly leaving a digital trace (or data), which we (and others) can use and analyze. Big Data therefore refers to that data being collected and our ability to make use of it.”
- “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.” – Peter Syndergaard, Senior Vice President, Gartner Research
- “Data really powers everything that we do.” Jeff Weiner CEO, LinkedIn
- “Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO at Microsoft.
- “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians. And I’m not kidding.” bvHal Varian, Chief Economist at Google
- “Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” Ge offrey Moore, author, and consultant.
- “Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers.” Pat Gelsinger, COO of EMC
- “Torture the data, and it will confess to anything.” Ronald Coase, Economics, Nobel Prize Laureate
- “Big data with replace the need for 80% of all doctors.” Vinod Khosla co found of Sun Microsystems
- “You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.” Alvin Toffler, an American Writer
- “Data beats emotions.” – Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder
- “Thanks to big data, machines can now be programmed to the next thing right. But only humans can do the next right thing.” Dov Seidman, American author, attorney, columnist and businessman
- Predicting the future, Steven Hawking told the BBC, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
Big Data is the new god. Likewise, the quotes above spell a potential doom of the role of people in companies if not as the human race. Subsequently, with the internet of things– numbers, facts, figures, information and data-are catapulting forward to dominate business and our lives. Artificial intelligence already steals jobs daily. Unfortunately, it is as if people do not matter that much anymore. Today they are called human capital. Why is it that companies discount the people of things? Certainly, the new tools of Big Data improve marketing focus, sales penetration, predictive models, and online customer service. However, today people are not a priority. For example:
- 82% of leaders fail.
- 85% employees are disengaged worldwide.
- Trust languishes in organizations.
As John Naisbitt’s 1982 book Megatrends predicted, “High tech” cannot leave “high touch” behind. In contrast, new Megatrends proclaim huge changes and awesome technological breakthroughs. The humane application of that is in question as power shifts to the east, resources become limited, analytics are invasive, and robots are common place.
Pulling It All Together
Consequently, we must be diligent to remember that people create the tech and apply the analytical insights or devices. People add the emotions that give this world depth, soul and meaning. A new species of leaders has emerged. They are beginning to challenge the approaches that would leave people on the sideline. In conclusion, these leaders proclaim a servant and ethical focus. They want to change the world for the better-for people. That is to say, they use big data as a tool for the common good of humankind not as their god.
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