With technology’s ability to mine speech patterns of corporate, political, and social leaders, the old proverb; “A careless talker destroys himself”, rings truer than ever.
With the rise of peer-to-peer sharing, it also makes sense that cloud computing—which is compute and storage “resource pooling” and renting—would also gain traction. But just as there are risks in sharing property and other assets, there are also risks in sharing cloud computing infrastructures.
In a world where computer programs are responsible for wild market swings, advertising fraud and more, it is incumbent upon society to develop rules and possibly laws to keep algorithms—and programmers who write them—from behaving badly.
Capturing a mountain of multi-structured data (currently 10 petabytes and growing) is an admirable feat, however the real magic lies in Internet Archive’s multi-century vision of making sure the world’s best and most useful knowledge is preserved.
It’s extremely unfashionable to be the “Black Swan” crier in your organization, or the person who warns line of business managers about the heavy impact of extreme but unlikely events. In fact just the opposite is the norm, where plenty of company executives get rewarded in career growth and compensation for ignoring risks, or sweeping them under the rug for others to tackle down the road. It’s time to listen—really listen—to what Black Swan criers in your own company are saying.