Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003, according to Schmidt. That’s something like five exabytes of data.

Let me repeat that: we create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003.

I spend most of my time assuming the world is not ready for the technology revolution that will be happening to them soon,” Schmidt said.

How are we to understand so much information? How can we understand how the data changes over time? Data visualization helps release the complexities of the data ad the relationships inside the data. Especially when they are complex.

Below is a video from a presentation at TED from David McCandless. It is a great reminder on the beauty and the increased understanding that can come from data visualization. 


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