Friday reading – welcome to the information revolution

Did you know 1.7MB of data is created every second for every person on Earth? This astonishing statistic puts in perspective just how important data is, if we can understand and use it effectively.

Despite this, there is less trust in science, data and fact than there was in the pre-internet era. Some are understandably overwhelmed by the volume of information, while others find it difficult to generate insights from it.

Adapted from the new book, Data Literacy: Achieving Higher Productivity for Citizens, Knowledge Workers, and Organizations, by Peter Aiken and Todd Harbour, we thought this TIME magazine provides a fascinating overview of the data literacy status quo: Data Drives the World. You Need to Understand It.

Do you think there is anything missing?

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