During my late teenage years I started thinking about getting a tattoo, eventually the thought turned into a fact, a fact without need to be reflected on any longer, it's been sitting there as a fact all this time until I now at 31 have booked my first appointment.
Good and short introduction for anyone interested in the subject of big data and its potential negative side effects, I think the core message can be summarized in this quote:
Big Data processes codify the past. They do not invent the future.
I think this book would’ve been slightly better for my past self to have read, with the potential issue of my past self not being fully reciprocal to the content nor interested enough to pick up the book in the first place.
During quarantine I've managed to get up with the sun a few early weekend mornings. Strolling around the city canals before people have reclaimed the streets. The slowly dissipating morning fog of the city is home to a surprisingly active wildlife, birds, fish and cats is the main life grabbing your attention.