Is it an out of control obsession or a deep rooted compulsion? Has our addiction to data taken over common sense in our everyday decision making processes?
Due to the proliferation of open sources for information, we can find out nearly EVERYTHING about ANYTHING. And the information is usually free.
But has the ability to obtain, analyze and extrapolate information from raw data become such an integral part of decision making that we are paralyzed from making a choice without it?
In addition, all too often we don’t even validate the integrity of the data we are using. We often just accept it as fact and choose to rely on it without so much as a second opinion.
Living back in the data dark ages wasn’t always such a bad thing.
At least we could make a decision in under five seconds!