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Why Everyone (not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data


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Gordon Bell, Microsoft

Twelve years ago, DEC founder and Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell decided to make his whole life digital; he has since logged over 200 gigabytes of data.

Credit: Rick Smolan

Hugo Campos has a cardiac defibrillator implanted in his body. It sends data about his heart to his doctors and back to the manufacturer, but it takes days to get access to this data himself—if he can access it all.

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