A device worn around subject's necks, the sociometer makes it possible to analyze people’s non-verbal communication. Sociometers measure things like speech patterns and intonation; they sense people’s movements and how they interact with others.
The social media giant's chief executive and founder has vowed to "step up" measures to protect user data. Facebook has been caught up in a scandal after a data analytics company harvested data from 50 million users.
Tech enthusiasts claim Big Data could revolutionize governments and transform society. But many nations lack basic information about their populations. How can sustainable development occur when core data are so patchy?
The future of work doesn't just interest workers. Germany still dreams of being better connected. Yet digitalization can be a curse and a blessing; global leaders need to be honest and fair.
Developments in the US and China are eroding Europe's lead in renewable energy. But if the EU could harness the power of the big data, it could increase outputs from wind energy by 20 percent - without much building.
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