“Big Data” is inherently neither good nor bad. It is simply a tool. Imagine for example that the whole idea of “Big Data” in the embodiment of a hammer. Now hammers are intended to be use to be build things. They are used to aid people in the construction of any toy car or magnificent skyscraper. Hammers are used everyday to make life simpler for those who do not posses steel fists. However, as anyone can imagine hammers can be used for in negative ways. Ways that can be destructive and negative to society as whole.
Big Data is helpful tool that should be embraced by society despite its negatives. Even though its resources are shared throughout the world, these resources help save lives and can curb dangers in society. Big Data helps get news across the globe in a way that no other process can. The most important use for this “Big Data” can arguable be said to that it expedites the transfer and acquisition of data. In a world the size of this one, speed can only help. The most obvious example from this comes straight from the text. The H1N1 scare was acclaimed to be a 2nd spanish flu, however, it was put down rather swiftly and efficiently thanks to the help of Google. Google’s ability to amass terabytes of data provided the resources that allowed the CDC to quickly and efficiently terminate the further spreading of this new influenza.
One should always keep in mind that there are those who use “Big Data” for selfish purposes. This is has always been the case with new technologies in the past and will always be a problem in the future. It is incredibly difficult to curd human nature but with enough effort it is possible to curb it to a reasonable level. Since these selfish people can be controlled “Big Data” should be seen as a tool for constructive purposes.