Why Big Data is bad for science

By Tom Siegfried, 13:00 PM November 26, 2013

First of two parts

If Star Trek: The Next Generation were to return to TV in the 21st century, Lt. Commander Data’s nickname would be “Big.”

“Big Data,” after all, is the biggest buzzword of the new millennium. It’s everywhere, from genomics, biomics and a bunch of other –omics to the NSA’s database on writers who mention NSA in their blogs. Social networks, financial networks,  ecological networks all contain vast amounts of data that no longer overwhelm computer hard drive storage capabilitie...

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