I can’t help but feel so many of you are obsessed with uncertainty at the moment.
But beyond economic motivations for Big Data’s rise, are there also epistemological ones? Has Big Data come to try to fill the vacuum of certainty left by postmodernism? Does data science address the insecurities of the postmodern thought?
Thoughtful essay at The New Inquiry from Michael Pepi with “The Postmodernity of Big Data”.