The data editor of The Economist and the analytics director for office of the mayor of New York City discuss big data with the editor of Foreign Affairs.
Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, sits down with Kenneth Cukier, data editor of The Economist.
Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological trend is proving just as transformative: big data.
For decades, Asian economies used exports to the West as a means of growth. Now, if they hope to weather the global recession, they will have to enact deep structural changes such as higher wages and increased domestic consumption.
Cukier's update to his November/December 2005 essay "Who Will Control the Internet?"