Thank you, Steve, for sharing this. The article you linked to on No Film School introduced me to the concept of "3Vs", which I've never heard of before. I appreciate knowing about that.
Anyway, I don't see any simple solution to this. Let me illustrate with some news that came into my email Inbox today. I work in my state government's health department. In an email today we learned that a young person died from an illness which often manifest itself in the spring. This is a tragedy which no one wants to happen again. Our epidemiologists using data analytic tools and skills will be working hard to identify where else this disease might manifest itself again to try to stop any more deaths. I'm proud of the work they do and the small part I play in this effort. It involves parts of big data. I don't know what all the epidemiologists consult besides the data our software collects, but if pouring over social media sites to determine travel patterns of people is a part of it, to determine the spread of a disease, then so be it.
Where we place the bar and how far we should go isn't simple. If human lives are at stake, then I am more inclined to use whatever means possible. If profit is all that's involved, then I'm disinclined. But to what extent we do either - well, that's a hard choice to make.
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