The corporate heads of those power companies all want to cruise into retirement without having to deal with the clean-up cost fallout.
I know you're making that out like it's a bad thing, but I actually think it's a good strategy to hold out as long as you can, because the more time passes, the more likely technology will catch up and make clean up slightly less difficult. It sounds like a cop out, but technology and time can solve almost any problem.
So, YES. Big data knows that.
Big data knows who you voted for. Big data knows what kind of hamburger you get from McDonalds. Big data knows what fragrance your girlfriend/wife wears.
THAT IS THE POINT OF BIG DATA.
Big data takes shit loads of seemingly unrelated bits of information that people foolishly air in public, cross-references it, then uses it to make correlation based predictions.
Well you say that, but Google, one of the smartest players in the game, use big data and get it appallingly wrong. Just a take a look at targeted ads. I search for an airfare, then buy the airfare. Google then spends the next 6 weeks advertising airfares to me. I sure hope no-one is paying them for this service.
Were that true, all sex between animals (humans are animals, too) would be rape.
Not sure if you watch many nature docs, but outside of humans, the animal kingdom is rape and murder every day of the week. Domesticated animals don't know how lucky they've got it.
It beats me why we even need elections. Statistical methods can get us a pretty close result with small samples, and either you end up with 1 of 2 of the same idiot. The US spent over $6B on the last election, I honestly think you'd be better off if you just tossed a coin and then gave that money to poor people.
It's easy reply to this with a 'what the f* did you smoke'. However, keeping all options open is what a scientist ought to do. We may have well been interpreting the Bible the wrong way all along.
This is not how Science works. Science makes and observation and attempts to explain it. The Bible explains nothing in nature and no amount of re-interpreting changes that fact.
Another point which makes me uneasy is that banks, despite having low public approval, are reliable organisations (at least in my country they are). They make their money by being reliable. Software companies, not so much. The idea of a company whose primary business is making phones or search engines is not the business I want also securing my money.