It takes real ingenuity to manage and extract useful patterns from the huge volumes of data currently generated by and available in the digital world. This is the field of Big Data, where disorder still reigns: Technology isn't yet up to analyzing this information, nor is the talent trained for the task. What do those in the know say?
Crops that talk among themselves and with farmers? Cows that ask for better feed? Minerals that warn of their low level of purity? This is the new reality in the so-called “Internet of Everything” (IoE), a world of surprising possibilities.
Malcolm Gladwell was a journalist for The Washington Post for nearly a decade, and has been a columnist for The New Yorker since 1996. Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of 2005. His is the suthor of several best-selling books, including, among others, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.