A new interview with Stephen Wolfram on “why he thinks your life should be measured, analyzed, and improved” popped up on the same day that American Medical News ran a story advising clinicians to look for “red flags” like unfilled prescriptions and delayed screenings since it may mean the patient has lost their job or is having transportation trouble.
What if the big data vision of ubiquitous surveillance comes true and people are monitored — and helped — to a much greater degree than they are now?
No answers, just questions, but I thought I’d share. What do you think?
An aside: I love how MIT Technology Review lists “upcoming articles” at the bottom of their Big Data Gets Personal feature. I may steal that for upcoming research reports and blog posts (no dates attached, just ideas I know I’ll write about).