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Why thick data is more important than ever before in the 4th industrial revolution.
Big data is a central concept in, and enabler of, the 4th industrial revolution. Big data is neither inherently good or bad, or better or worse than any other type of data. However big data may not necessarily always equal better data. Algorithmic based solutions and initiatives derived from analysis of the big data can, but do not always, equal better solutions and initiatives. Just having a lot of quantified data is not always enough when it is being used in relation to predicting people´s actions as people exist in contexts and may not always behave in a predictable way. Thick data enables us to view and understand people- in-context. In so doing it offers the possibility to avoid the reduction, intended or otherwise, of people to forms of decontextualised, algorithmic or quantifiable data double selves - harvesting sites for data based on their digital traces. This possibility is critical as we enter the era of Industry 4.0 for, to paraphrase what Pierre Trudeau the Canadian prime minister said in 2016, we don't want technology, big data, thick data, small data, 1st,2nd, 3rd and 4th industrial revolutions simply because they are dazzling or buzz words - we want them because somehow they will improve people´s lives.
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