CIA Predicted the Future of Big Data Half a Century Ago

The Cold War is something far from Americans’ minds. However, the effects of it can still be felt and seen today in the digital world. Recently, the CIA released an internal document that appears to have predicted the future of Big Data. The publication gives a glimpse into the agency’s push to use data and computers for Cold War spying purposes. The author, Orrin Clotworthy, touches on the potential of exploiting data analytics and computer modeling to predict the future. He forecasts with eerie precision, some advanced data techniques that has become the cornerstone of Big Data today.

Read the CIA document here


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