data implies monooply

here’s the two trends in business:

there used to be diseconomies of scale
but technology converting those diseconomies of scale into economies of scale

advanced communication systems
is that going to benefit small companies with two regional offices more
or large MNC’s more

data is giving powerful knowledge to people who wouldn’t otherwise have this specialized knowledge
but is that going to benefit a small town book store owner who knows the predominant demographics and relevant statistics in the area or
a Barnes and Nobles manager who can now find that out by doing some analytics

we’re removing the need for workers with specialized knowledge.
we’re removing the regional specialist.
we’re removing the people who do the dirty work

it’s going to be a monopoly.
it’s funny when we think we control our lives. in fact, our lives are controlled by a few.


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