Human Data An Emerging Natural Resource In The Digital Age
If I asked you to name some natural resources, you could do it easily. You’d probably say oil, waterpower, coal, salt, solar energy. These are commodities we can manipulate and, by doing so, extract their value to make our lives better. Over the eons, their potential has not always been immediately accessible to us; they have tended to lie dormant until we’ve figured out how to exploit them. For example, while solar energy has been around since the creation of the earth, only very recently have we discovered how to capture it and store it in the form of electricity.