Is Data the New Gas?
“In 2017, The Economist famously claimed that “data is the new oil.” At the time, Wendy Chun’s response to this statement was: “Big data is the new COAL. The result: global social change. Intensely energized and unstable clouds.” Still, both coal and oil are likely to decline as energy sources. Another question worth asking, then, is: what if data is actually the new gas?”
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