Big Data Requires Big Visions for Big Change

In this TEDx talk, Martin Hilbert asks if data scientists will dominate the world in the future.

While this seems to be an omnipresent conclusion nowadays, it will certainly not be the case. Data are based on what happened in the past, which restricts our forecasting ability to futures similar to the past. But aim at creating futures distinct from the past: hopefully a "better world." Making predictions about changing futures requires more than data; it requires theory-driven models that envision futures that do not exist in data.