Overloaded: Tackling the Data Tsunami
Humanity is creating data at an unprecedented rate, but many of our technologies were designed to deal with scarcity. In fact, 90% percent of all data was created in the past two years. How is this over abundance of data affecting our lives? In this session, we consider the value of managing and making sense of data in this time of abundance. How we can design systems to support curation and deletion yet promote collaboration and cooperation?
Is dropping old technologies the answer? Some have dumped email in favor of other technologies. What can we learn from their experiences? Should we simply redesign old technologies? Is there a way to slow down the data deluge or better cope with overabundance?
In this panel, we'll hear from the experts and find out if our obsession with data will ultimately inhibit our lives.
- How are individuals solving/hacking the data overload problem?
- How can we design systems and services to help control personal data?
- Does digital hoarding exist? How can we do something about it?
- Is email the harbinger for a larger data problem? Should we give up on email?
- Is data overload a temporary problem until better technology develops to deal with it for us?
Evan Carroll The Digital Beyond