Data is the new land

The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis Data is the new land. In the past, and still often in the present, the ownership of land determined who would survive, who had the potential to get rich, who married whom, and who had the most potential to influence government policies. Now, ownership of the mass of data we generate and consume through the Internet increasingly determines the same things. Consider Uber, the biggest taxi company in the world. It owns not a single car or service station, and (except where national laws force it to do so) it employs no drivers. What it…
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