Big data seems to be driving the global future, from individual human lives to corporate, national and global decision making.
Read the report by Pew institute on the main theme of Internet future and big data and watch the TED talk on Big data , point out on the forum why you think big data is important, what are its social and political implications and use minimum two posts to respond to your classmates posts, where you can agree with them or disagree with their posts, do focus on the findings and comments you find in the report but you are free to refer to real world examples and any example or theme you find relevant to your discussion.
Link to report:Big Data
Additional Reading and Video from Davos 2015: Big Data
Davos 2015 In Tech we trust: http://www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/tech-we-trust
The Pew report focuses on Two key arguments,
1) Big Data are drawn together in ways that will improve social, political, and economic intelligence.
2) Big Data could cause more problems than it solves between now and 2020.
You can use these two themes and develop an argument supporting both or taking one side of it and you do need to respond or comment on observations made by your peers
You can start commenting from 01/29 to 02/04