Emergence of the Personal Data Analysts

Think about all the personal data we are generating. Pictures, videos and notes. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. We track our activities and health with smartphone apps and wearable devices.

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Into the Future

It’s hard to think about what the internet might look like in a couple decades. I don’t think many would have imagined this way back in 1995:

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All your Precious Pictures, Videos and Notes

What about all those pictures and videos you’ve been taking? Or the notes you jot down in your favorite note-taking app — be it a new recipe, neat fact, a plan, a joke, etc… You will probably never find the time to look at, watch, and read most of these things, respectively. But don’t worry — they won’t be forgotten. Google Photos is already automatically scrapbooking pictures, but I’m thinking way bigger. Like I said earlier, the key here is going to be storytelling.

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Personal Data Analyst Agencies

This might be a bit more down the line. Maybe when we’re all old and wrinkled and the kids are getting cybernetic enhancements. But eventually, with technology only becoming more prevalent and data collection increasing at an exponential rate (just wait for the IOT to really take off), I can see this becoming a thing.

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Why Wait? Let’s do this now!

Slow down there tiger. We really haven’t been doing this internet thing all that long. We’re building up our data-empires very rapidly now, but I don’t think we fully understand how much of it is going to be completely forgotten. Once there exists a large audience of consumers who do understand that fact, the Personal Data Analysts will emerge in full force.

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Python Data Engineer, MSc. Physics

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