As we create more methods for quantifying the world around us, data gets manipulated, contaminated and sabotaged, making it harder to separate true insights from useless noise.*
Rohit Bhargava introduces me to his perceived trend for 2018 of “data pollution.”
The more we break things down, not only does information become impenetrable but also incomprehensible, at a collective level but also a personal one..
My work with people is about helping them find out more about themselves in order to make their choices for the future. The last thing I want is for someone to become lost in their data or think of themselves as a member of a category.
They are the only one to ever be who they are.
If someone had the inclination to categorise me it would be easy thing to do, several times over. But I hope I am more than these categories and I hope you are, too.
(*From Rohit Bhargava’s Non Obvious 2018.)