Big Data and its social consequences

In our modern and digitalized society the generating, conjunction and evaluation of big amount of data - often connected with the term “Big Data” - affects almost all areas of life. Linked computer technology, smartphones, social networks, diverse online offers and the perversion of the everyday life with the “Internet of Things” lead to a rapid proliferation of data sources and amount of data. Besides the potential of Big Data, e.g. in the sector of economy and medicine, the social challenges become more apparent.

Carsten Orwat, Reinhard Heil, Anika Hügle, René König und Christina Merz: Big Data und die gesellschaftlichen Folgen, in: Technikfolgenabschätzung - Theorie und Praxis, Nr. 2, 24. Year, S. 83-87

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