Projections indicate that there could be as much as 2,314 exabytes of new data generated in 2020.
That’s 2,314 billion gigabytes of data.
With a population of nearly 8 billion globally, that’s around 300 gigabytes of data per person per year.
Is this realistic?
How much of this data is being stored on phones and smartwatches, Fitbits etc.?
So who has this data and how useful is it when it sits in a commercial company’s silo and does not complement health system’s own data?
One simple truth - that volume of data requires collation, curation, contemplation (sorry -